|Northern Light Santa from Chillyhollow|
Leigh Designs' eight Russian Santas have been very popular, so there are quite a few guides available. My Blue Russian (above) is available in normal stitch guide format from Leigh Designs or directly from me. You can also follow along as I blog-stitch the piece at the Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure. The second link is the materials list. So you have a choice--a free and long-winded guide or a more formal one that you pay for.
Sandy Arthur's two Russian Santas also have guides available from Leigh Designs. Sandy stitched the Holly Hills Santa and the Merry Mistletoe Russian Santas. You can see all three finished models (including my Blue Russian) at the Leigh Designs website by clicking on the Russian Santa you are interested in.
Carolyn Taggart has also done guides for several of her stitched Russian Santas--the Forever Green Santa and the Birdland Santa (second link). Note that she explained how Birdland Santa was stitched on Blog but some folks will want to pay for her nice stitch diagrams and a more step-by-step guide.
Both Carolyn and Sandy are planning to stitch more Russian Santas in the series and offer guides. Stay tuned for a long and happy Russian Winter!
UPDATE: In the last several months more and more stitch guides for Russian Santas have appeared. There are two shops with Russian Santa clubs as well. For the latest, check out the bottom of this posting I made on my regular Blog.