Might stick with Магнитная Аномалия for awhile now, always love their music.
How do you get into all these artists, just search around picking up favourites along the way or just travel alot stopping in music shops?
yea music is great, and seems to change with your mood..
i've never heard of them or all that many russian artists for that matter
but..to answer your question i'd have to say that it's a combination.
my strongest influence is friends/peers who are sometimes artists
reasoning with others/meeting people of different walks of life(what i live for)
where you find out we have a lot more in common than we are taught.
studying other cultures/music/etc. too, can't say i'm a scholar but it's a passion.