Are we supposed to see the Cyrillic from the beginning of the Russian coure, or are we first learning with Latin alphabet ? How do I easily get an on-screen keyboard?
In regards to Cyrillic, just tap the small 'Aa' icon on the top left whilst in a lesson and it will change to Cyrillic, you can change it back anytime you wish.
See the sticky in regards to keyboards, (found here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11449014) or just google 'on screen keyboard for Mac' or substitute Mac for Windows X and you will no doubt find a video about how to turn it on. For Mac it's pretty easy to set up Russian with on screen keyboard if you wish, and I image for Windows it's the same.