There is an how to in the Feb '18 issue of Bead and Button magazine on making Sami inspired bracelets, which is braiding of tin wire. I believe someone has a book out on the subject. Probably the author of the article, Katherine Buenger. She’s got a website, buengerstudios.com. The Sami are a tribal group living in far northern Scandinavia. I’m not familiar with Russian braiding, but this might be helpful as it is braiding with wire.
Vicki K, Socal