Has someone come across this russian method book for beginners before and what do you make of it?
No, but why not check it out?
Adalberto, for some reason you cannot be contacted via violinist.com, so I uploaded the Glazunov/Rodionov-PDF on Facebook. Please check your account, should there be an issue with your or my privacy settings on FB, please leave a mail address.
On googling, I found an online viewing copy of Rodionov's beginners method book (if I peruse it, Ill buy a hardcopy, but its good to know what its in before).