I just had a student email me asking about Russian music download sites. Here’s what I told him:
http://www.mp3sparks.com isn’t accepting payments. Dunno why. They haven’t for a long time, so they’re out of the picture, as far as I’m concerned.
I recommend looking at http://www.mp3fiesta.com now, as well as http://www.mp3sugar.com.
There’s a huge list of Russian music sites here: http://www.squidoo.com/russianmp3sites
Lots of good info there.
Oh, and don’t forget the Amazon MP3 store. It’s actually nice – cheaper than Apple, but not as cheap as the Russians!