If the "Basic Russian" hasn't been generated yet then only reason is it's unpractical and likely to yield little.
Vocabulary for English is essential, in comparison with Russian. In Russian, the words, that very closely by intuitive comprehending, forms a bush (cluster), derived from one simple word, or, more accurately, from stem or root. In English things seemed more simpler, because a word, as teachers are saying to us, has no inflection, no agreement in morphology, and far from the amounts of words derived by prefixing, affixing, suffixing than in Russian.
But what they say did not take into account the simple fact, that explains the lack of "Basic Russian". Every Russian (Turkish, Polish, ...) words has the princip|le of the color-coded component used in electronic industry. Every colored strip marks given word, that it is listed as the member of a class.
For a rapid introduction to this topic: suffixing-meaning
Explanation by Quick Example:
да-р gift, present
да-р-ован-ие gift, talent, endowment
да-р-ом nothing, gratis
да-нь tribute, contribution
да-нн-ые datum, data
по-да-р-ить make a present
про-да-ть to sell
пре-по-да-вать to teach
по-да-вать to present, serve
по-да-яние charity, alms
под-да-нный subject, citizen
да-ть за-да-ча problemm, question
to give с-да-ча change
у-да-л-ось had done
у-да-ст-ся (s/he) might be able to
от-да-лить push away, zoom out
раз-да-вать to distribute, pass out
раз-да-ча handing out
воз-да-вать to reward, render, return
вы-да-ча distribution, giving out
из-да-вать to publish, to emit smth (began to hum)
пре-да-нность loyalty, devotion
от-да-вать give away
пре-да-ть (чему-то) ...
пре-да-ть (кого-то) ...
"Дать задачу отдать сдачу."
Class про- collected the members that have common characteristics:
| get past smth; bypass smth; to go in; to go through;
| to pass inside; to move along smth;
Once students achieve an understanding and mastery of the basic
Russian suffixes and prefixes, they will be able to recognize,
identify, and decipher words into their component parts. With this
skill established, they should also develop an ability to construct
many words and terms from a given Russian root, facilitating both the
translation of Russian literature and student conversation and
Roots of the Russian Language by G. Patrick