Well, this has the advantage of having the legitimacy of science behind it, doesn't it?
Given what I know of mythic creatures, I would not hesitate to say that there is no bigfoot and that these good people are wasting their time. But, who can say for sure?
As Easter begins to return to modern Russian life, the Easter Bunny in this story makes a strategic decision. He instructs everyone who works for him to begin the expansion of the Easter Bunny franchise into Russia with the understanding that the Easter Wolf will help him sell this to them.
Since Russians revere wolves, the Easter Bunny feels that they will be more accepting of the practice if there is a wolf involved in "chasing" the Easter Bunny. His plan is to make the wolf look hapless as he tries to prevent the Easter Bunny from delivering his eggs to the good peasant children of some unnamed (and as yet to be casted) Russian village.
This will help move the story along, and it is worth noting that Ruddy will be anything but hapless in his capacity as the Easter Wolf.