While on a flying visit to the Moscow University Zoological Museum, Andrey Ozerov kindly let me take a number of their indet. tachinids on loan. The regions covered include the Caucasus, Urals and a few other areas – places which are seldom collected by workers living outside Russia, so it looked like it might yield some interesting species.
I have just started to go through them and there are definitely some interesting flies – I will post photos of them as an when I identify them. Take all identifications as very tentative because this is slightly outside the range of my keys and I will be sending the specimens to Theo Zeegers for confirmation.