Russian Travel Help
I've a friend in Irkutsk who, having worked in travel for some time, has recently set up her own travel company 'Leto Tour'. Her name is Elena Pavlova and she knows Russia inside out. She's also an English teacher and so is fluent so don't worry about language barriers. For assistance on tours (groups or individuals) shipping bikes in or onwards, hotels, flights, she's your girl. Obviously all HU members will get favourable rates if they mention it.
pavlovaATleto-tour.com to contact her.