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Many Moscow Maidens Marry Foreign Men

11. July 2011 by Christy 0 Comments

Despite the claims of some critics, the majority of Russian women do not chat with foreign men for money, gifts, or even attention. Marriage is the goal for most ladies and according to recent statistics cited by The Voice of Russia, one in seven Moscow women will marry a foreigner.

Per Irina Muravyeva, the head of the Moscow Civil Registry office, 4,500 international marriages were registered in Russia’s capital from January – June 2011. The office also found that marriages among citizens of the former Soviet Union are decreasing. So where do Russian women who marry foreigners end up? Most ladies women settle down with men from Turkey, Germany, Israel, the U.S, Great Britain, and even Afghanistan. Women in Ukraine also commonly marry men who reside outside of the FSU.


According to psychologist and writer Sergey Klyuchnikov, Russian women marry foreign men because they are motivated by the desire to see the world and experience new things. Western men are often driven by the same things, making the two a great match.

However, don't be fooled. International marriages aren't effortless. All marriages come with challenges, regardless of the origin of the bride and groom, and differing views on culture, values, and societal expectations, are a few unique obstacles Russian brides and Western grooms face. Like any union, international marriages require compromise and open, honest communication. 

"People often marry without understanding that the marriage is not about a holiday romance but living together,” said Klyuchnikov. “This may become a big problem. Difference in mentalities is another key problem. Everyone grew up in a certain system of values and should be flexible to the foreign values.”


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Source: The Voice of Russia