This is something that Denis asked me to post, but might be interesting to others as well. For those who want access to Russian tv, without satellite and also cheaper than satellite, there is a site called: http://www.webtelek.com/ which has a subscription service ($15 per month) that lets you watch 12 leading russian channels. You have to go to the WebTelek Plus tab at the top of the site. This is done through internet with a very nice quality and an 8 hour delay (but also requires a fast connection 798 Kbps)
For football fans they are showing a lot of champion's league games as well as Russia's Euro qualifying games and friendlies.