My friend Anna went home to Ukraine for a few weeks last month.
While there, she bought me a Russian language Moden Diana magazine. Guess what? It’s ALL Simplicity patterns inside!!
The patterns you still trace are in English
But, the directions are much more ‘American’ in that they have diagrams, etc.
On a more interesting note, she helped me order the Russian amalgamation of La Mia Boutique through Podpiska.us (a Russian language website for US based folks). I got the three months for $28 USD. A year is $112.