So your curious about hockey in Russia? Instead of booking tickets and exchanging your dollars to rubles (do they still use rubles?), you can get the following book:
King of Russia: A Year in the Russian Super League, by Dave King - Amazon.com
It's a recount of a Canadian coach working and living in the hockey culture in Russia. Dave King, former coach for the Flames and Blue Jackets, had an opportunity to coach in the Russian Super league with the Metallurg Magnitogorsk during the NHL lockout.
Courted by team officials, King's adventure with the Russian system is recounted for you as he tries to mesh the high offense of the Russian system with solid defense in the Canadian system.
If you want to see what it's like across the pond, this is a well written and thoughtful book. Definitely a good summer read.