I am currently letting them in and working on pursuing this. Does anybody know about russain spam laws or are they non-existant? If worse comes to worse I'll just ban all .ru email addresses.
I would guess that the majority of the sites are run by Russian drug / porn barons or general con merchants, and with the situation being what it is in the former Soviet Union I can't see any laws having any bite whatsover with the gangsters.
I have several very good members of my board who are based in Russia, so I can't consider putting a blanket ban on all .ru domains. The wildcard email server ban is the best tool I can think of at the moment. I don't want to make registration hard for the majority of members, that's the problem - and one I'm sure we all share.