You can ask any Russian woman or read Russian women profiles, this theme comes up all the time.
" Another popular question is, "Why Russian women want to marry American men?" (Or "Why Russian women want to marry Australian men", or "Why Russian women want to marry English men" etc, etc).You may ask me then why there are so many ads of Russian women seeking men abroad, on the Internet, seeking men in countries like United States, Canada, Australia and Europe - yes, this is true, but this doesn't mean Russian women WANT to leave Russia or marry western men.Those values are what guides our behavior and the reason why we feel happy or unhappy.Russian culture tells women their happiness is in the family; and to men their happiness is in their career/work.This was in 1997 and having placed my profile on several websites of Russian dating agencies introducing Russian women to foreign men, I quickly found a man I totally fell in love with and got married in 1998 (I could not get married in Russia for 8 years although it was my dream to get married and have kids since I was a little girl - this is the dream of most Russian women and girls, to get married and have a happy family - NOT to be rich and have a great career, this is very seldom what Russian women dream about.)Now, I left Russia in 1998 and I thought things could have changed there a lot since that time.I know people in Russia have a very different lifestyle now than 12 years ago, just like lots of things changed here too! A.; the difference will be comparable to the difference between countryside and city life in your country.Yes, most Russian women work (and were always working since the Communist Revolution in 1917), there is still plenty of male chauvinism and since men occupy most powerful positions, they don't want it changed!I would have never even considered leaving Russia to marry a foreigner if I could meet a good man in Russia and get married to him and have a happy family. This is the fundamental difference between Russian/Eastern European women and Asian main order brides, as I see it (I may be totally wrong here, it's just my personal opinion): Asian brides consider immigration as the means to support their families and provide for their parents and siblings, and I know husbands of Asian brides have to send money on monthly basis to support the wife's family overseas.Russian brides get married to have a happy family for themselves, because this is their highest value: a Russian woman needs her own family, a husband and a child/children, to feel happy.Cultural values are deeply ingrained in any person; most of us have no idea of those values or never spelled them out.