Russian has a rich storytelling tradition going back even before Pushkin, and continuing with modern geniuses, such as Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin, producer at the Soyuzmultfilm studio in Moscow. They helped bring back Puppet animation in 1953 when a puppet division was launched at Soyuzmultfilm. Boris Degtyarev, directed young animators and recovered the knowledge that had been lost since the time of Aleksandr Ptushko. Vadim Kurchevskiy and Nikolay Serebryakov, were brilliant and instrumental as well. Included for you are two playlists of Russian cartoons, one subtitled and one with pure Russian. Do you know we have Russia Radio and Television guides too?
Russian Cartoons and Animations
Russian Cartoon Playlist with Sub-titles