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Why Are There More Russian Women Than Men?

6. November 2009 by Michelle 0 Comments

The largest country in the world is suffering from a rapidly declining population. Russia’s population has fallen by 6.6 million since 1993, with a current estimate of 142 million. Men in this region are dying at a faster rate than women, which is one reason why there are millions more women than men in Russia and Ukraine. Of the Top 10 Cities Where Women Outnumber Men, researched by, Moscow, Russia came in at #7 and Kiev, Ukraine made the top spot at #1.


Where did all the Russian men go?

Historic events have contributed to the dwindling male population in Russia and Ukraine, beginning with the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, then the civil war and devastating famines of 1932 and 1933. Russia lost over 20 million soldiers in World War II. Today, the population decline boils down to Russians dying young and having fewer children. The average life expectancy of Russian men is barely 60, which is one of the lowest of the developed countries. Compare it to France where men live close to 75. Russian women can expect to live to 73 years so that gap also contributes to the gender imbalance.


Who are these Russian male minorities?

With so many beautiful women everywhere they look, Russian men must be the happiest on earth. They must have Russian ladies knocking down their doors, right? Actually, many of the Russian men are unattainable since they are drafted into the army at age 18. Of the Russian men who aren’t in the army, half are disabled, unemployed, in prison, or alcoholics. The other half are mostly already married or are enjoying the single life so much, they aren’t ready to settle down and marry like their female counterparts. Therefore, more and more Russian women are seeking marriageable mates beyond their borders.


These reasons help explain why there are so many gorgeous, single Russian and Ukrainian women looking for love on international matchmaking sites. Their female friends and family members may have been fortunate to find a match within their own town, but the sheer number difference does lessen their odds. These adventurous and open-minded bachelorettes are ready to meet new and interesting men, so log on to RussianLoveMatch and begin your international adventure today.