Fandom (re)starts after the Episode I Russian release.
The first notable fan site is www.starwars.spb.ru; first translations of fanfics are published there (mostly humor).
First fanfiction archive - www.starwars.narod.ru is founded by Darth Valerie with her stories and the translation of "Sith Academy" by S'ubhan – which was the first slash-fic in the fandom.
Anhesenpatton Ra site is founded - www.obicatslash.narod.ru
- where more high-rated slash is published. Most fics (till the 3rd Episode)
has been gen. Among slashers, AU genre is very popular, e.g. one of the challenges
was to slash Qui-Gon and Obi-wan according to Harlequin Novels principles.