Heh... Is't really russian.
I'm russian too, but I know some english words, so I'll try to translate this message, coz I have the same problem.
I'm upload DB to the server using phpMyAdmin import service.
DB encoding is CP1251, DB's tables encoding is CP1251.
In phpMyAdmin I can see russian(cyrilic) symbols in this DB correctly. But in the page(php, after executing SELECT statement) I see only "????"(questions).
I've tried to upload DB dump in UTF8, changes encoding of DB to UTF8, and combine any variants of UTF-CP1251 symbiosis.
Result is the same: I still see questions instead of normal russian chars.
There is the code, that allows to see cyrilic chars:
But always writing this two strings... It's... It's not right, IMHO.