See, I know what the Russian letters mean, but it really doesn't help at all, since we're supposed to read them as similar-looking Roman/Latin characters. I am Russian, so my first instinct is to read them the way I would react actual Cyrillic characters, which makes for some really weird words. For example, if I render all of the pseudo-Cyrillic characters using their actual Latin equivelents, the first caption would look like this:
Tyaanieenc Fasilich Nyeaya Moscow USSYA, 1940
If you think this is bad, here is what the last caption looks like to me at the first glance:
James Vayaies Tne Wiiteya Soldeya Vyaaiiwasned Soviet Sureya-acait
I really hate it when English-speaking comic book writers use this sort of font, but this sort of thing probably won't go out of fashion any time soon.