You may laugh at it, but we grew up feeling very sorry for you guys, who were so mercilessly exploited, and very happy for the fact that we were born in Soviet Union. I have a personal experience of living through the process of finding a foreign husband, and I see my own marriage to a western man as liberation, which it certainly was if you compare the level of freedom in post-Soviet Russia and in the west with its centuries-old democratic traditions.While some reporters enjoy speculating about "men buying women - women selling themselves", this is just as valid a description as "exploiter-exploited" for employer-employee relationship.Russian women living abroad are different from Russian women living in Russia. Part of it was simply growing as a person, but a great deal was due to the different culture. Some reporters pull a phrase out of my writings, take it out of the context, and then happily announce, "Look how they taut those poor Russian brides" (not that there is anything wrong with those reporters; they just have to have "an angle" to their story, and this one sells better).Russian women change when they move abroad, and western demographics is very different from Russian (where they have only 87 men for 100 women). This reminds me of the times they taught us in Soviet Russia that western employees were mercilessly exploited by greedy capitalists.If you ever had a job, or hired someone to work for you, who was the one who won out of your arrangement? Now, tell me where a Russian woman will be better off - in Russia where police often won't even accept complaints about physical abuse against one's partner, or in America where a patrol will be immediately sent to regulate any home-based dispute, and appropriate measures taken?
For the people who talk about abuse of "mail order brides", I suggest you check the figures of Amnesty International showing that . I have clients from many countries, including USA, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, 55 countries!
Ukraine sees itself as being at war with Russia and has accused Moscow of sending troops and hardware to fight in the Donbass region, which Moscow denies.
There are frequent casualties despite a notional ceasefire agreed in 2015.
The main difference is that they are much more patient and can tolerate things that Western women will never be able to bear. For many years the state and men have been oppressing them, and they don't think much about themselves.
Russian women are well groomed, stylish, educated and intelligent (as are Russians in general) also diets and sports are not as popular as in the west.