This is an easy task. For the purposes of this exercise assume (a) the high-level directory of your project is named "MyProject", and (b) that you are on a Unix computer, and (c) that your "MyProject" directory is in your home directory on your Unix system. With these simple assumptions, just follow these steps:
cvs import -m "your description here" MyProject alexander start
If everything works ok, you should see a message that says something like "No conflicts created by this import."