Aikido is enjoying growing popularity in Russia. I have a book in my library that is based on Tomiki style, and is bi-lingual Russian/English (here's a bibliography entry: http://www.aikidojournal.com/bibliog...ils.php?id=250
). I also know a Ki Society instructor from the States that has taught seminars in Russia, and comments on their enthusiasm. Many comparisons have also been made between Systema and the aiki arts.