The most commonly associated subject with Russia – even all the ads you’ve probably seen while searching for information about traveling to Russia – is the concept of the “Russian (mail-order) bride”.
The theory is that there are a lot of women in Russia who are desperate to marry rich and/or get out of the country, so they will happily marry anyone who provides them with a cushy lifestyle and a visa.
New Yorker Deidre Dare, 45, was sacked from her lucrative legal job in Moscow for “gross misconduct” after writing an erotic internet novel, Expat, while on secondment in the Russian capital, eschewing her real name, Deidre Clark, for a racier nom de plume.
A spokesman for the City law firm Allen & Overy said: “We found that Ms Dare’s behaviour was unacceptable and totally at odds with the standards we expect.” This was a bizarre statement, given that drinking a colossal amount, having plenty of casual sex and generally disporting oneself with abandon are the standards – or lack of them – that everyone fully expects from expats the world over.
We are here to tell you there are plenty of fish in a very big sea — perhaps as far away as China, Colombia, Brazil, Russia or the Ukraine—and we are going to explain to you the resources available to find a suitable bride for you.