The relationship with the Russian and former Soviet audiences still lives on and was witnessed nightly at the sell-out shows organised in areas such as Siberia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Lithuania. Ruth has also enjoyed a fruitful career as a songwriter since her beginnings in Sydney, Australia in 1982.

There she met up with Dave Skinner (of John Farnham fame) and they penned a song for Tina Cross entitled "New Blood" which was released on Festival Records and reached #11 on the Australian charts. In 1983, Ruth relocated to Los Angeles and formed what was to become a long term writing partnership with Barry Coffing, BMI award winner for co-writing "How do you talk to an Angel?", theme tune from Aaron Spelling's series "The Heights". Together, Ruth and Barry wrote "Cigarette in the Rain" for Randy Crawford's Warner Bros. LP "Rich and Poor". more