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Cyrillic in (La)TeX

I want to add a quote in Russian to my thesis. It is pretty long, so I wouldn't like to use as input any transliteration based method, basically because I wouldn't get the right hyphenation (and because writing in Cyrillic should be very possible). Codes like

\usepackage[T2A]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[russian,english]{babel}

didn't do the trick. Neither did it by changing the input encoding. Am I missing something before compiling? Can somebody post a short TeX-code? If it helps, I'm using Kile.

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This works for me:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[russian,english]{babel}
\begin{document}

This quotation is in Russian:
\begin{quote}
  \selectlanguage{russian}
  Я помню чудное мгновенье:\\
  Передо мной явилась ты,\\
  Как мимолетное виденье,\\
  Как гений чистой красоты.
\end{quote}
\end{document}

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