Here is a link to an old Russian cook book. This is a 24MB PDF
the Soviet Cook Book,

Here is a sample recipe and a famous dish on the common persons table in Russia.

Schi - Russian meat and cabbage soup - as you would in Russia!

Start cooking some meat in water to make a broth.
After 1 hours, remove the meat.

In a soup pot add pre-roasted root vegetables and onions. Then add the meat and chopped cabbage. Cook 30-40 minutes. Five to 10 minutes before the end of cooking, add pepper, salt and a bay leaf.

Potatoes and fresh tomatoes can also be added to the soup. Peel and slice the potatoes. Put them in the pot 10-15 minutes after the start of the cooking. Add the tomatoes, in slices, at the end of the cooking time, along with the spices.

For 500 grams of meat, use 500 g fresh cabbage, 200 g of root vegetables and onions, 2 tbsp. oil and 200 g tomatoes.