TORN Staffer Natalya from our Russian language version of, henneth-annun sends in the following:

The distributor for New Line Cinema in Russia is “Gemini-Kinomir”, the partner of the German movie company “Kinowelt”. “Gemini-Kinomir” is planning to release FotR in Russia on December 21st, 2001. They plan to show the new trailer in Russia in the end of January – they will soon inform us of the exact dates, theaters and movies it will be attached to.