The position of society towards such marriages is obviously negative both in Russia and in the West.

Nevertheless, there is a need for this type of connections from both sides.

If you look through websites where you can receive women's addresses and send letters for free, or the ones with a system of club membership, you'll easily pick up the difference: girls on the sites where you have to pay seem to be much prettier.

According to the latest information, there are agencies that deliberately publish photos of beautiful women who never applied to their services.

In my opinion, they both are far away from the truth.

I call these representations "myths", and consider them in pairs.

No wonder, it's considered as a sign of well being when a wife can stay at home, and a social status of a housewife is high in Russia.

At the same time in Russia it's much more difficult for a woman to make career than for a man.

Marrying a foreigner became a usual thing in Russia.

The number of marriage agencies doubles every year, with a few hundred of them in Moscow and St. Almost all people in big cities have a friend or acquaintance they know personally who found a husband abroad.

The average Internet Russian dating agency publishes about 15-20% of the data received. The important parameters for publication of a woman's data are: The reason for all the above mentioned restrictions is obvious: Men do prefer young, good looking women who don't have children and can communicate in English.

Because it's men who pay for the addresses, it's only a waste of time and Web space to publish photos of old or unattractive women.

The most common myths are discussed on this page, I've picked out 9 of them.