Characters are well played but I wish they had something more interesting to talk about. The dialogues are probably just what they are meant to be: excuses to chat up someone in a bar and give your opinion about what's going on in your country...
The film moves from the city and its stories, to the outskirts and its rumours. Alcohol, boredom and desperation find always a way to be present. This movie is a bit like "City of god", without the effort of a positive story-line. What I've seen so far seems a fake (and gloriously good-looking) scoop on modern Russia. I think that the photography and the sound-design deserve a special mention. I also notice a fine creativity in some concepts (dogs biting dolls) but I still feel the lack of something.
I think that 6/10 is well deserved because the movie is well crafted but I definitely hope that Khrzhanovsky's next one will be better.
Now, as a producer, I would cut some minutes (especially between the 30th and the 75th). As a writer, I would cut more than a half of it. As a director, I would show more Stephanie.
I realise that my comment doesn't seem to suit my vote. The only explanation I can give is that I loved this movie. But I lost the plot at least three or four times.