Here is a good free way to get started learning Russian. These two short courses are not full courses for learning Russian, but nice starting lessons for Russian.

This is the USA Peace Corps' basic Russian expressions. It is prepared for those people going to work Kazakhstan.

http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multim ... azakhstan/

Basic Interactive Russian Language Lessons for those going to the Kyrgyz Republic.

http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multim ... zrepublic/