The first movie was distributed on video-tapes
First broadcast of the series: 1st 3 seasons were shown on Ekaterinburg (back then Sverdlovsk) local TV.
Second (this time all-Russian) broadcast of the series.
First site: www.highlander.aha.ru; first Russian fanfic ("Derevo i stal'" – "Wood and Steel" by Sergey Dashin) is published there; the fic itself was written in 1997.
Olga Bash and Ellina's site is opened:
http://highlander.kachkanar.ru/ - it's the most-comprehensive Russian Highlander ff-archive.
The first slash-fic – "Methos" by Mittas
The fandom is not very active in fan-fiction realm; RPGs
are more popular.