lucy24 - 10:09 am on Jul 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
Holy smokes. Are you really using 1.3?! My host won't say, but I'm definitely in at least 2.2 [httpd.apache.org].*
I think most people wouldn't bother with .ru, because the domain names you're trying to keep out are either forged or in such a wonky format that they can't be looked up. (Not necessarily evil, just wonky. I get perfectly legitimate visits from IP addresses belonging to a perfectly legitimate foreign government, and they're all flagged as "might be forged".) Block them by numbers instead.
* Some blahblah about security, but as a consolation prize they show you how to test which mods you've got. I don't have mod_access.