ahhh I see .. originally I thought it was a transliteration issue, but it's more to do with the cursive alphabet.
It's unfortunate that some of the cursive letters are different from the standard Russian letters, and more annoying is that some resemble English letters but have a completely different sound!
In Russia I found it very difficult to read handwritten notes, and many shops use this cursive script to advertise their products. So it's still important to know.
I've made a side-by-side comparison of the cursive script and standard script here, in case anyone is interested.