Russia coach Kingsley Jones is relishing the chance for his side to showcase their skills when they face the USA and Canada in Colwyn Bay.
Russia are one of five international teams taking part in the IRB International Rugby Series at Eirias Park in North Wales.
In a double header on Friday, Samoa take on Canada before Russia tackle the USA, and the following weekend Tonga play the Eagles followed by Russia's second tournament outing against Canada.
"Along with Romania, Russia is usually classed just behind the likes of Fiji, Canada and the USA, so we really need to get some results against the USA and Canada in Colwyn Bay over the next couple of weeks in order to try to climb the rankings," said Jones.
"Our Rugby World Cup qualification starts in earnest in the New Year, so while I've experimented with a large number of players during the past 12 months, we're bringing our best available players to Wales to really try and make a mark.
"It's fantastic from a personal point of view to be playing some international games in Wales.
"We would love to play some home Tests in one of our rugby heartlands - Siberia, Moscow or Krasnyabor, but the weather prevents that, so for me, playing in Wales is certainly the next best thing and I hope the people of North Wales will come out and support the team in red - Russia!
"During my time with Sale Sharks, we regularly played at Eirias Park with the A side so I'm looking forward to going back there.
"It's the end of the domestic season so while it's great to have them together as a squad, it's important to keep them fresh for the challenges ahead over the coming fortnight."