There are different types of Russian WB's. I have an Orlov-Rostopchin, which is actually a Russian Riding horse and he is world class. Tell us more about this horse and maybe I can point you in the right direction.
One of our boarders is a preservation breeder of the Russian Riding
Horse, the Orlov-Rostopshin. She has told me they are bred for
dressage and jumping. All the ones here are black or black bay.
If the horse in question is black, perhaps it is a member of that
type. You can email me and I will pass on the contact information
for this lady if you are interested. I am sure she can tell you quite
a bit about the breed; I know she loves them.
I thought the Orlovs were gray. An endurance rider in CA years ago won the Tevis Cup on an Orlov. I thought they looked magnificent and wanted one but they are kind of rare in NA, aren't they? Black would be even better though. :-)
There actually is a Russian Warmblood, prior to the break up of the Soviet Union, Russian horses were bred on communes, the Russian Warmbloods were bred in Latvia. The first ones were brought over in the late 80s, there were 36 of them, one was a stallion. I ended up with 4 of them. They had papers.
Home of Ironman: GOV, BWP, RPSI, CSHA, AWR, ISR Oldenburg, CWHBA, CSHA, CS, and PHR. www.ironmanonline.com
Yes, there is a russian warmblood and they have their own registry. Recently they announced they would be inspecting horses in the U.S. as well. Their website however has been hacked or something.
They developed, again like all the other warmblood registries (except the U.S.) by using native mare bases with hotbloods. In Russia, they used some Akel-Teke as well for the hot-blood infusion and they are very forthright that draught type horses were used in the creation. Russian warmblood were also imported into Sweden and were used in swedish warmblood breeding.