While that sounds like a ridiculous myth if you replace “Russian” with any Western nationality, I wouldn’t be surprised if many people reading this consider it a matter of fact when it comes to Russia.

The mail-order part comes from the websites that ostensibly act as dating services that match up these willing brides with their future husbands.

And everyone seems to have a story of a “friend” who ordered a Russian bride who divorced him as soon as she got her full citizenship.

These also do not guarantee that a man will actually get married to a woman on the site – all they provide is the online communication.

Once the dating goes offline they are no longer involved in the process. S.-based companies, with satellite branches in Eastern Europe.

Similarly, as Russian society is fairly sexist, some (not all!

) Russian men expect “their women” to cook, clean and make babies regardless of their other commitments and many Russian women see escaping to the West as a way to have a bit more freedom in their lives.Sure she probably doesn’t love you and there’s a chance she never will, plus she might scam you out of all your money and then run off to Thailand…but nothing in life is a guarantee so why not just throw caution to the wind and say “Fuck it”? According to Redditor Daniel Plainview22: I’ve received about 50 messages about the average price being such a wide range.I think the range is so wide because it can vary so much from country to country. It is best to stay away from free websites, since they are often filled with scams. Since a large amount of these foreign brides do not speak English, a person must hire a translator for phone and other forms of correspondence. When a man becomes serious about a few women, he will want to purchase the girl’s address to send letters and gifts. A translator will also be needed for these letters which will normally adds another to a letter.They are then typically offered a discounted or free glamor shoot, which basically involves suggestive photographs in bed, on the beach and so on.The women can then make a profile using the agency’s computers.A related issue is that in Russian and Ukrainian society, it is still seen as essential for a woman to get married at a relatively young age (around 25 being the allowed maximum).