I'm going to have to vote against at this time. I just feel like there's not enough buildup of Methodius's interest in Russia or attempts to do anything with it before making the power request. I feel like I could be convinced in the future if this gets roleplayed out a bit more, especially if Methodius does some stuff related to the request involving people (PCs, not NPCs) who aren't him, but right now I just feel like there's not enough there to justify this.
I might have to agree with this. Although there really aren't as many PC's in Russia, but some more buildup and all would still be nice for this.