Advertisements For everyone who watches the Sopranos and wonders what happened to the Russian that Paulie and Christopher were chasing through the Pine Barrens in season 3, don't ever expect an answer. Here's what creator David Chase has to say about it. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20038366_3,00.html CHASE: They shot a guy.Who knows where he went? Who cares about some Russian? This is what Hollywood has done to America. Do you have to have closure on every little thing? Isn't there any mystery in the world? It's a murky world out there. It's a murky life these guys lead. And by the way, I do know where the Russian is. But I'll never say because so many people got so pissy about it. If we shouldn't care about the Russian, why was is a major plot in that episode? And yes, what has Hollywodd done to America? Damn us for expecting an ending to a story that we spent an hour being involved in.