Do you want accommodation to be waiting for you when you land?
Travelling to an obscure destination with no hotels?
In Moscow, St. Petesburg, Kandalaksha, Ryazan, Chisinau (Moldova) and several other places I can make recommendations based on my own knowledge of the scene. Information in my possession on destinations other than Moscow tends to end up at www.staritsa.info
I can also check out the Russian part of the Internet. These will usually give you much more budget options than travel sites that aim at “rich foreigners”.
The cost is from complimentary for a general overview to a few days of work if you want to me inspect possible options in person, provide detailed reports, and help you make a decision.