Russians finally learned how to shop online. Several month ago Ebay and Paypal officially started offering services in Russian language and a lot of other big online shops started shipping to Russia in the few last years. That combined resulted in a huge grow of packages from overseas. Last spring Russian Post collapsed cause of too many packages. Airports in Moscow refused to accept any new packages for several days. That got into news and got attention of our government. Idiots in our government (as everybody knows Russian government traditionally is formed by idiots… the most greedy idiots we could find) realized that Russians are spending a lot of money overseas. So they started inventing new regulations that would limit us.
In January 2014 new customs rules were applied to all commercial courier companies. That includes FedEx, DHL, UPS, TNT, DPD and few others. Starting from January those companies would stop delivering packages to private persons. They would continue to deliver to companies, but no more private persons packages. Those packages that were already sent would be delivered.
So we've lost most of the shipping companies.
Now the only options for us are Russian Post and EMS (which is division of Russian Post here). So far no new regulations applied and we are able to import packages up to 1000€ per month without any taxes. But are government is discussing new regulations that would lower month limit to 150€ per month. Everything above would be subject for new taxes.