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.My feeling, this is the reason why most Asian brides get married, to provide for their families.There is huge demographic disproportion in Russia with only 88 men for 100 women.
Russians have mobile phones, international fast food chains and Mc Donald's, Internet, IPAD's and latest cars (Moscow has the highest number of Mercedes and BMW's of all world's cities, including Germany - and Moscow has more dollar billionaires than New York! Yes, Russians live mostly in small apartments as compared to most western countries where people live in small houses in suburbia, but look at Manhattan in NY, this is very similar. So, living conditions whilst yes, there is some difference, it's not like Uganda or Vietnam vs. I can tell you living conditions and better life were NOT the reasons why I started to look for a husband abroad.
" Another popular question is, "Why Russian women want to marry American men?