I live in London, and although widely travelled, I have never been in any of the ex USSR states. I was curious myself, so I looked up a website for visitors to Astana, which included shopping information.
I couldnt checked the above one but my colleague found me a antique shop with lots of FSU gear. And you cant believe what gem I found there. A jupiter-12 35mm f2.8 in excellent condition on a fed. I paid only 15buck for all!! Fed seems to work at high speeds but I need to test.