Have you tried to find Russian CI/ADI resources for rank beginners? I have! Most resources are aimed too high or they move too quickly for the opening moments. I am personally guilty of starting first classes in a series at a confusing pace.
But now I am working to fill that void. Here is a Screencast-O-Matic folder with videos of a first lesson for beginners. The lesson introduces the system and the characters we will be meeting and ends with a “quiz.” Each video is under ten minutes.
I am not a native Russian speaker. Once students can comprehend the basic structures of Russian, they should listen as much as possible to native speakers who are communicating in a comprehensible way.