I do the russian native rush, which is a nice native rush because of the blockhouse and strelets. I know this strat has been floating around for a long time now but I've never tried it.
I hardly ever play russians as well, so any advice or criticism is welcome. I know I had idles at many times, and my explorer was idle nearly the whole game, which was a mistake on my part.
The other player didn't play so great and accused me of faking my rank. I told I can't micro so that keeps my rank low, which is true (I also need to scout more and work on map control and resource management), but he was only half convinced.