My most recent note on Russian economy is available here: http://irba.ie/2013/12/03/russian-economy-a-slowdown-before-policy-driven-re-acceleration/#more-1245
On Russian inflation: as noted in the above, inflation accelerated in October. This is the first month of re-acceleration since May 2013 when inflation peaked at 7.4% y/y. The cycle low inflation was recorded in September at 6.1% y/y.
Ireland's bilateral trade (goods only) with Russia is covered here: http://irba.ie/2013/12/03/trade-with-russia/