After washing the parts in soapy water, the first job was to try and identify the various components from the pictures on the instructions, then write their numbers on with pencil and attempt to establish what they represent and whereabouts they would fit.
The next task was to deal with those pouring blocks which needed a lot of vigorous, but careful, work with a razor saw to remove them , then a session with a craft knife to get rid of most of the remainder before rubbing down flat on abrasive paper.
Once the parts were cleaned up it took quite a while to work out how everything on the hull would fit together as there is little on the castings to indicate what locates where. The drawings on the instructions are clear, but they needed careful study and several dry fits before I understood how it all goes together.
One of the CAD drawings from the AJM website was also a help in understanding the layout of the stern as well as pictures of the real thing found on the internet. The class even has its own website in English and Russian with loads of pictures, including many detail shots, of Bora and her sister ship Samum at http://www.bora-class.info/eng/ . Another good reference (if you can get hold of it) is the Russian language magazine Morskaya Kollectsia No.4 2016.