Very often come across servers with pre-installed operating system in English. For example, a different kind of VPS on OpenVZ, Virtuozzo. For convenience, you can change the system language to Russian.
Let's start reconfiguring the package with localizations.
# dpkg-reconfigure locales
A window with available encodings will open. We note the Russian UTF-8.
To work on ssh via Putty or VNC this will be quite enough. You can also make additional settings.
Next, select ru_ru.UTF-8.
We start the process of setting the keyboard layout and font for the console.
# dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
And a fixed font.