It seems pretty hard to find family trees posted by Russians or anyone from the former USSR on ancestry.com. Where are these genealogy happy people?
Familyspace seems to be the place to find family trees of people from the former USSR. The mostly free website has more than 3 million users. Ancestry.com is pretty expensive to the typical Russian so familyspace is attracting the Russian-speaking world.
Familyspace is very similar to ancestry.com. Users can e-mail each other, view posted family trees and search a database of family trees and records. Some records are only available to paid users. Familyspace also allows users to post photo albums and participate in groups for surnames and locations.
It is frustrating that familyspace is only available in Russian but your relatives may be clicks away on this website. Finding missing Russian family or doing Russian genealogy requires dealing with some Russian, not an easy language. The extra effort to learn some Russian words may produce results you have been seeking in your search.