I don't know about any Russian recipes, I think corn is an American thing and if you want some classic recipes you should research native American and native mexican. The settlers in the US implemented the use of corn because it was already here and it is good. There was no english word for corn, before corn came to mean corn it meant any small little grain or pebble thing - like how we still say pepper corns. "Polenta" use to be called "mush", or "fried mush" until someone got the idea to give it a more appealing name. Not sure, but I think polenta is Latin for any boiled seed meal.
If you cook polenta in a stock instead of water it improves it.
There are many ways I can see using this product. I just bought some myself (also at an ethnic food shop here in Houston). I just had a bowl of it with butter, honey and cream — AWESOME! I could see serving it under meats like a polenta, but man! You can fold a lot of lovely ingredients into this one! tomatoes, garlic, roasted peppers, mushrooms, nuts, etc. They would make an excellent polenta style lasagna or stuffed into a tomato with garlic, parmesan and basil. (Be sure to cook first!) You did the right thing to snatch them up. We both did. Now, go get creative! I am.
I'm curious how do you keep the racoons from getting your corn? They are very bothersome to me. Every time the corn is almost ready they swoop in and get it. I gave up after a few tries.