I'm Texan, in Russia every year since USSR, 1991. The locals accept me as one of them. We had a somber victory day holiday event yesterday. Бессмертный полк. 69 years of victory over fascists. The day the Red Army rolled into Berlin.
EDIT: Yahoo is an "American" (US, Canada) site, a few Brits and MAYBE Aussies come here. Russia travel site once had a few Russians, but the stupidity found here has grown and I seldom see their responses any more. The best one can expect is to find other VISITORS who have been to Russia to tell about their experiences, what they know, what to expect, what to do, etc.