Nice folks! Feel free to release community translations! I'm hard at work with NOLF2 Modernizer, so I won't be updating anything here, but I can throw a link up if needed.
And yeah, the game uses the slowest ttf font rendering i've ever seen with non-english languages. I'm not sure I can fix that without the engine source code though, as the english versions use bitmap fonts and the character definitions (the thing that understands which character is where on the bitmap) is not anywhere accessible. :(
Good news NOLF 2 handles it a lot better, and while I don't have the Russian translation for it, it does come with the EFIGS text translation.