From memory the russian licence are almost identical to the international drivers permit - why dont you get that too.. As soon as your overseas, they have no idea about licences, hand them something that looks like one... with the right details on. I have two, NZ and Aus and an IDP. I always hand out the australian one as that is the easiest to replace for me. I only ever hand over the IDP when they are really pushing it.
So, here is what I would do in your position.
If you still have your licence, then i would make a back up scan and print your licence then laminate it give this one to the police... never the original - if possible
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