We should figure out what Russian.SE is going to look like. Hopefully we can avoid having pictures of balalaikas in our design.
Should we use a character as our favicon? English.SE uses a stylized ampersand, a fairly potent symbol. I think Ъ or Ы could serve the same purpose for our site, seeing how they are nearly exclusive to Russian (The only other language to have these symbols is Bulgarian). Another option that comes to mind is to use the Russian flag or some permutation thereof, though it seems a bit too unimaginative and could make non-native speakers and native speakers living outside of Russia feel less welcome.
What of the site itself? Being a language site, should it be styled after a book, a notepad? Something unrelated to the written word? An alphabet book?