This is my series on pursuing temporary residency in St. Petersburg, which officially begins here, but has been mentioned in other posts under "visas."
The local police check seems to not be sufficient. Or if it were, I would have to find a way to get it apostilled.
After inquiring of a few different people, the consensus seemed to be that I needed to go through the FBI, but that it was "easy."
A guy at my church does background checks and was trying to find out for me, but he can only do them when an employer orders it. He can't independently run a check on someone, which seems to be the case with most agencies.