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A Russian Woman about Russian Women

This is the first website about
Russian women created by a Russian woman.

Hi! My name is Elena Petrova. (It's my picture at the top left corner.) I am a Russian woman who 10 years ago married a western man. Yes, I am totally real. You can ring the office and chat to me to confirm that, or if you are in the area, drop by and say, "Hello".

I created this website in 1999 to provide western people insight to the recent phenomenon of "Russian brides" from the Russian woman's point of view. If you wonder what is in the heads of those pretty Russian, Ukrainian and Eastern European girls that you see on various websites advertising themselves as available for marriage with western men, you are at the right place to find it out! 

Hundreds of men also contributed to the contents, posting stories about their personal experiences in search for their perfect Russian bride, so you could benefit from their knowledge.

This site will give you insight about "Russian mail order brides"; who they are, what they are like and why they are so available. I designed it to specifically answer the most important questions and clear up myths and cultural misunderstandings. Russian Brides Cyber Guide's motto is: "Tell it as it is".  

I spent years writing this information. I have weaved much of my personal experience, my life and my heart into it. I am sure you will find most of your questions answered here - for the most frequently asked questions, see the page FAQ. The first question most people usually ask is, "Why Russian women are seeking men abroad?" You can find the answer to this (and many other) questions here.



What people say about Russian Brides Cyber Guide

I want to tell you that your site is the first one that I have seen that actually tells it like it is.  It's very refreshing after reading all of the propaganda from many of the other agencies.  I've traveled through Russia several times, and have learned many of the truths you list on your site first hand.

William, USA

I would like to thank Elena Petrova and her web-site for the truth about Russian women. I learned more from her web-site in 1 hour than I could in a lifetime. In the USA, my only exposure to these women was from movies and magazines. My experience has left me with a new impression about Russian women and maybe someday I can find one the right way.

Keith, USA

You have done some great things for single men, Elena. The Blacklist, your websites, John's websites and most importantly, your honesty. While there are many websites and agencies, you always stand out for your honesty and for your willingness to take the first step in doing the correct thing. You do not think like most people involved in this business. They think 'How can this benefit ME?' You don't do that. You think of what can be most helpful to ALL and sometimes it is not a direct benefit to you in terms of money. But your reputation benefits from your actions every time. 

Sacramento, California

I would just like to say that I am impressed with the sincere and honest answers you provide to men who may be pursuing a Russian woman's interest.  It is nice to see, for once, a woman's point of view instead of the typical "ad agency hype" or "testimonials" that were written from a man's perspective.  Thanks also, for helping to dispel some of the misinformation and over-generalizations floating around the Internet about Russia in general.


I wish to thank you for your site; had I seen it three years ago, it would saved a lot of heartbreak and money.

Joseph, USA

Wow! I happened across your web site quite by accident. And like a good book, I have hardly been able to put it down!

Chris, South Africa

I just returned from Russia, and I wish I had  read your articles prior to my trip. They have answered a lot of my questions and explained my Fiancee's actions in certain circumstances. I will recommend your site to anyone thinking of seeking a Russian bride.

Richard, USA

Very Very good, HONEST & entertaining story ! We need MORE people like you who can cut right through Bull***t to get to the heart of the matter! Thanks !! (anonymous)


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Russian mail order brides do NOT exist!

Have you heard some bad stories about Russian women marrying western men and leaving them shortly after the marriage? Wondering why some crazy guys still go for Russian brides? Here are the answers...

Myths and Reality
There is too much prejudice towards "Russian brides" - Russian women seeking men for marriage, both positive and negative. I call this prejudice "myths", and consider them one by one.

Russian women secrets
Do's and don'ts in your relationship with Russian ladies.

Included in this section:

Frequently asked questions and comprehensive answers.

Russian Wives - true-life stories of men married to a Russian woman.

Personal Experiences
First-hand experience from men who are, like you, seeking their perfect Russian bride (new stories are welcome; send all, good and bad!):

  • Why Look for a Wife in Russia? - By Clinton Carey: "One day, over a beer with my brother, he suggested to me that I place an ad on the Internet with a matchmaking agency. I laughed, and dismissed the idea. As the weeks went on, I thought to myself, "Why not? I travel a lot. I don't have time to meet women normally, and I definitely don't like the bar scene with its' head games and lack of quality in both men and women. So, I placed an ad..."

  • TONGUE IN CHEEK: The Dirty Lowdown on International Dating - by Dawk Ziti: "One day, Lisa and I were driving around, and she said, "I would very much like to get married." I did not stop to ask her whom she had in mind; instead, I zoomed into a church, perhaps a little too fast, as I barreled past the parvis, plowed through the ceiling-to-floor stained-glass window, and crashed into the first few rows of pews..."

  • There's No Shipping Cost for True Love - By Jim Collins: "You should see Don's wife," said Vern, "I'm tellin' ya, she could be a model. He got her from Russia -- one of those mail order brides. He says she keeps the house spotless and hardly ever complains..."

  • Trip Report - by Dave Fuller: "She seemed to lack a lot of self-confidence and was a sad person. Well, did I read her wrong from her letters. She was none of these. She was charming, cheerful, intelligent and friendly. She was also very beautiful as well..."

  • Just a Start - A letter to My Family
    by Rick Gilman: 
    "From the beginning, I thought Irina was a bright girl, and sweet too. And of course I though she was very pretty - a brunette with lovely green eyes, very slim..."

  • My personal experience of finding a Russian wife
    by Greg Wilson: "My personal experience of finding a Russian wife began several years back. I was home one day watching a television program about several beautiful Russian women indicating that they were interested in marrying men from countries outside the former Soviet Union..."

  • My other half, my soul mate
    by Warren D. Wheatle: "I remember a conversation I had with my Father one  day on the verandah. Saying to him that I really think the person I am to be with is not even here in Australia, but somewhere else in this big world. And the chances of us ever meeting were millions to one..."

  • Strange way maybe the best way - by Steve Chapple: "It seems a rather unusual way to meet your wife, but maybe it's the best way, getting to know someone's personality via letters and conversations before meeting in person and hormones start affecting thoughts and decisions..."

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Where to look for a single Russian woman for a serious relationship - the best services that work!

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Featured articles:

  • MUST READ! The Universal Crib On Finding A Russian Wife - In a hurry? Find the most compressed, step-by-step guidance on finding, courting and marrying a Russian woman.
  • MUST READ! "Are you the American male looking for the Russian wife?"
    Article of Richard A. Blackwood about do's and don'ts in the search for a Russian wife - must read for any man considering the idea of finding a Russian bride. In less than 20 minutes you will know more than some men know after a few years of their search!
  • MUST READ! Why Russian Women? - If you decided to find a Russian wife, you would be inundated with questions of the type "Why Russian Women?" from everybody you cared to share your idea with. Here you will find some ready-to-use answers for your family, friends and Russian women you are writing to.
  • MUST READ! Russian mail order brides do NOT exist! - Have you heard some bad stories about Russian women marrying western men and leaving them shortly after the marriage? Wondering why some crazy guys still go for Russian brides? Here are the answers...
  • MUST READ! Immigration scams: ARE YOU AT RISK? - Any man who even remotely considers the idea of marrying a Russian woman will face the question of immigration scams: that a woman will marry him with the only purpose of gaining residence to his country, and will divorce him soon after the marriage. Is it true that there are many Russian women that will marry a man only for the purpose of immigration? How common are immigration scams in marriages with Russian brides?
  • All Russian Women Want To Escape From Russia! Fact or Fiction? - Article by By Marina Smiley, the author of "The shocking truth about Russian Brides".
  • How to find a Russian woman of your dreams
    Article by Olga Sapp: You CAN find the Russian bride of your dreams. You must just know how!
  • Why western women don't make good wives? Opinion of Phil Bachmann
  • PERSONAL ADS: How to outperform 95% of men who place them
    I have been asked countless times how to ensure the best results when placing your personal ad. Here you will find step-by-step instructions how to outperform 95% of men and get the most out of placing your own ad for Russian women to respond.
  • I'm an American WOMAN married to a Russian MAN! - "I'm an American woman married to a Russian MAN and wouldn't have it any other way. ...Once you go Russian, there's no going back. Who would want to?"
  • Fiancee Visas - What you need to know: Can my Russian bride visit me in the USA first? Isn't it better if she applies for a tourist visa B-1 instead of the fiancee visa K-1? What are the requirements for applying for the fiancée visa? By the best immigration lawyers in the industry!

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Russian Women a ClicheRussian Brides a Cliche - There are some cliche ideas circulating about Russian brides and Russian women seeking marriage, is there any truth in them?
RUSSIAN BRIDES HELLRUSSIAN BRIDES STORIES: 8 DAYS IN 7TH HEAVEN, How I ended Up In Hell  - Our readers may remember Dr. Dawk Ziti, well known from his accounts of encounters with real Russian Women he meets online. Here is his newest adventure with another beautiful Russian woman that visited him in LA, CA, U.S.A.
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Barry and Anastasia (USA-Ukraine): "I really wanted to get to know her and decided to make this a very special meeting. I made reservations for a ten day vacation over Christmas and New Years in the Bahamas. Then I asked her if I sent her plane tickets would she meet me?..." Read the whole story

Russian Brides Advice - How to bring your lady to your home country - what are the visa requirements?

How To Find An Honest And Serious Russian Woman: Advice From An American Who Did - By Allen (USA): "I have used the internet now for 8 months trying to find some women to meet in Russia. It has been success and mainly failure. I have learned much. Much about Russia. Much about Russian women. Much about internet scams. Much about laws. These are some of the things I learned and hope your readers will learn from this..."

St. Valentine's Love - By Mick (UK): "Yulia arrived at Heathrow on the 14th February (I think she'd planned it that way so as to add that romantic touch), so there I was on St. Valentines day stood at the Airport with a big bunch of Flowers and chocolates. I think we both knew as soon as she walked out of arrivals that we both felt the same for each other and early signs were looking good..."

Russian tradition? Sticking with Your Spouse Trough Thick And Thin - By Peter James: "Five years ago I met a very attractive and intelligent Russian lady through your website. We got married after a few months of correspondence and more than six months of waiting for her visa. I was married before but this marriage is so different from my previous marriage because of commitment to make it work."

Russian Brides Expert Is Invited To Contribute To Internet's First 'Instant Attraction Program' - Dating Russian women is a hot topic among hot-blooded western males! Elena Petrova from Russian Brides Cyber Guide has been invited as a contributing author to a new multimedia course for men seeking beautiful women. The new course unites Internet's top dating experts who are offering advice for men how to meet single women for love, romance, relationships and marriage.

Ukraine Women: What Is Special About Them? - How many times you've read in media that all that Russian and Ukrainian women want is to leave their country? Philip from UK shares his experience of meeting Ukrainian women, and what is special about them.

Russian Women, Ukrainian Ladies, Meeting Woman From Odessa, Ukraine - By Ian Spencer: "I thought I would share my experience with Russian or in this case Ukrainian ladies. I have now been to Odessa ten or more times. I really like it there; it is a wonderful place. My friend is now married to a lady from Odessa and has a son on the way. I have now found myself in the situation that I feel comfortable in Ukraine. I like the people, men and women, young and old."

My Trip to St. Petersburg to a Girl I Met Online - By Matt (USA): "I agree wholeheartedly with people who have written here about Russia and how safe it is, the friendliness of the people, the warmth, etc. The time we spent together was magical... Russian women are SMART, WARM, CARING, and most of all, desirous of being wanted, loved by, and cared for by a man who isn't playing games with them."


Russian women are AWESOME! - This New Zealand company realized that, and designed their marketing campaign for a new Vodka under the cheeky "Find-a-Bride" tag, offering a trip to Moscow to find a Russian bride as the grand prize. "Russian brides had an excellent reputation for making life partners", said Gareth Hughes, the marketing manager for 42 Below Stil Vodka.

Are you desperate enough? - Today a reporter phoned me and among many others, asked this question: Is it true that it's mostly desperate people that are using Russian dating websites? Would you like to know what I answered? Then read on...

Russian Brides Scam EXPLAINED - How to protect yourself from "Russian Brides Scammers" - article by Elena Petrova. Find out how to detect a scam and be safe from scammers.

Sexy, beautiful, intelligent and educated women... Mail Order Brides! - by Elena Petrova - "There is no such a thing as "Russian mail order brides" - no more than there is Santa Claus!"..."So called "mail order brides" services do not sell women. They sell access to contact information of their members, that's it". 

  The Top 10 Reasons to Postpone Sex - by Susan Dunn, The EQ Coach - “Regardless of what you think (intellectually), sex has powerful consequences and implications.” Here are the top ten reasons to postpone physical intimacy.

International Dating - When Love Really Means Going The Distance! - by Angela S Davis - Unsure if international dating can lead to anything permanent? Anything might happen..."there are never any guarantees in the love and romance game. Even if you shared a sandbox with the partner you marry, there's no guarantee that the flame wont go out and one day you'll wake up and find you have nothing in common with the person who shares your life, your home, your bed." 

Why Online-Dating is Better Than Dating in the Real World - By Marc De Jong. An American man, Marc de Jong, married to a Russian Wife, reveals all the details of his love life and experiences: "There are people who regard online dating as unnatural. Well, then tell me what IS natural? There was a time when bars and disco's were just as new as the Internet. There are countries where bars and disco's do not exist, even in the 21st century. And what is natural about joining a singles club and go out bowling with people who are only rating each other's looks?" Read more

Why Now Is The Perfect Moment For You To Succeed - Peter Murphy explains when is the best time to start this venture you were thinking about for ages... and make it a success!

The Path of Relationship - By Mark Susnow. How can you enhance the quality of your relationship and deepen your connection with your partner? Mark Susnow, a motivator, has shared his experience and thoughts on love life.

What Is Involved in an International Marriage, and in a Marriage to a Russian Woman - True story of a Russian woman married to an American man, personal experience in bringing this marriage about and living in it, and truth about cultural differences.

Angels in Russia - A true-life Story of Dan and Val, who met over the Internet and fell in love in Moscow, Russia: "I subscribed to an internet dating service a couple years ago, expecting to only communicate with American women. I did that, met a few, had a girlfriend from Germany for about a year, but I also received a couple interests from Russian women (which turned out to be scams). They intrigued me enough to make me wonder if I should look outside our country, Russia in particular... "

The Biggest Problem Of Russian Brides - So what's wrong with Russian brides? Elena Petrova reveals what their biggest problem is...

How To Check a USA Visa - USA Visa identification: how to examine American visas if they are legitimate.

I will learn Russian for you... - A true Life story of S.Clark: "Most marriages fail because American or Foreign men wouldn't do the right thing for Russian woman..." She sacrifices her career, family and friends to be with you - what sacrifices are you prepared to make?

Family first and all else is a gift - a true-life story: "Many women from Russia stated that Family is the most important and the rest is a gift so as the adventures. I am married to a woman that places family first and she is wonderful!"

Through the eyes of Russian Brides - Suggestions from a man married to a Russian woman for four and a half years: "Look through the eyes of her. She is going to leave everything that she has ever known in her entire life for you."

She said I was a thief... I stole her heart - A true-life story from Claude: "My 6th sense was kicking in and I knew I wanted more between us and so as she..."

Mr Good Citizen finds his Russian bride - I am married to a Russian woman: "Russian women can show tremendous warmth and personality through their eyes. Just seeing Irina's eyes in her initial photograph told me she was a special person..."

Russia and America, the quiet detente - "Marriage is a big step, and with it comes responsibility. Marrying a girl from overseas comes with additional responsibilities that fall right on the American man's shoulders. Ask me, I married a Russian woman..."

Sugar Daddy Gets His Baby - Would you like to meet a pretty Russian bride 30 years younger than yourself and marry her? Then you must read this...

Love, Dating, Marriage and... BACKGROUND CHECKS! - By Michael Berglin: "It would not surprise me if there are Russian girls who think all American men are named 'Ax Murder'. If there is anything that you have to over come, it is the growing perception of America and American men. But the solution is so very, very, simple and will cost you nothing other than 10 minutes of your time and a few dollars..."

Russian women online: Meet Real-Life Russian Brides! - You certainly have heard about mail order brides and Russian women seeking foreign men for marriage, but most likely you have not met any real-life Russian brides. Let me introduce you to a few of them - a tiny fraction of many thousands Russian women that found their love and marriage abroad...

12 Reasons Why Russian Women Are NOT Desperate To Leave Their Country - Article by Winston Wu: An American of Asian origin, Winston spent 6 months in Russia, visited nine cities, and met hundreds of people. He talked both to women that were seeking a partner abroad and the ones that did not consider it as an option. He was surprised to discover some things about Russian women - click here for a reality check!

Honest Russian Women - Are all Russian women scammers? No, surely not - but how many are honest and where to look for them?

Dating Russian Women: The Crazy Thing OR A Wonderful Opportunity? - I receive lots of requests for interviews from journalists all over the world, and the question they invariably ask is: "Why western men look for Russian women?" So let me once and forever explain you the reason why thousands western men flock to Russia in search for a love partner...

Marriage to a Foreigner - By John Gfoeller, an immigration lawyer: "Marriage with a foreigner is the adventure of a lifetime with a twist. It is challenging and expensive, in time and emotion and thoughtfulness and commitment. However, it can be very rewarding too: in joy and in love and in a broader, deeper and richer appreciation for life."

Russian Brides And Their Culture - How cultural differences affect Russian-western marriages: is it possible to survive marriage to a Russian woman?

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