This program needs to start by just teaching the basic letters and their pronunciation. Then start with some basic words. Thats how we eere taught our primary language. Going from english to russian is badically like learning language from the ground up, similarities beteren the two are far and few between.
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9574792/How-to-read-Russian-in-15-Minutes check it out it does a real good job