Here is a list of
information about the FSU that is spread around the Western world.
This misinformation serves only to fuel
scammers or confuse western men into being scammed.
DON'T SEND MONEY!!
lines. There are lines at the supermarket, at the post office and at
the cinema. But in what country is this NOT true? There are no more
lines like there were in the 80's. Food and products are in abundance.
average salary is $150.
Yes, this is true. But people are making more money now. A bank teller
gets $250/month. An accountant makes $450/month. If a girl lives at
home, this is enough for her to live on. She has no bills. Of course,
she wants more, but it's not as poor as some people make it out to be.
Food and products are cheap. Girls only buy things for themselves. They
usually live at home and guys always pay when they go out. (This is not
the same for Moscow and St Petersburg where it is much more expensive
to live.) Just remember, if you are sending her money, you are not the
only guy doing it. She survived until now without you, why does she
suddenly need your money?
that 30% of apartments in Russia have NO telephone. So, if a girl says
that she doesn't have a home phone, it might be true, she might be
lying or she might not want to give it to every guy that wants it. But
if any girl in Russia says that she does not have a mobile phone, I
would refuse to believe it. EVERYONE has a mobile phone in Russia.
women are so wonderful". Of course, they say that, the agencies are
selling a product. Everyone is wonderful when you first meet. Cold hard
truth? Yes, they cook and take care of the home and children. They are
taught that it is their meaning in life. (That, and to look good.) But
compared to western culture, Russian characters are a lot different.
Not bad, it just takes some getting accustomed to. Just remember that
there are so many sites for Russian scammers, and ZERO for other
countries. I am NOT saying that Russian people are bad. There are
beautiful people here. I am saying that the girls are not as wonderful
as the agencies portray them to be. Women are women anywhere you go and
finding a good one is not easy, regardless of where you look. Scammers
are giving FSU women a bad name.
bad." No, they aren't. There are good and bad people everywhere. Many
Russians have kind hearts. They are the most hospitable people I have
ever encountered. A Russian friend is a good friend. They love to have
fun and if you need help, they are usually there to do it. (Because one
day, he will need your help.) Asking for help from a stranger will
usually result in getting help. Don't let e few scammers convince you
that all Russian are like this. What is funny about this and the
previous paragraph; if you ask a Russian man if this is true,
they will usually nod there head and "Yeah, pretty much.", but if you
ask a Russian woman, she fight you to the death that anything negative
about Russians is wrong and that they are the most wonderful people on
the Earth. (Even though they have never lived abroad.)
women look for a loving husband who doesn't drink." Well, on a recent
game show (based on Family Feud) the question asked of 100 women
was..."What should a man do in order to make him an ideal husband?" The
top 6 answers are on the board...
1. Earn money.
3. Love his wife.
5. Raise children.
6. Give gifts.
are drugs in every country. Trust me, it's not as bad here as it is in
western big cities.
It's also a global problem. Awareness is lower and love is freer here.
A lot of people have it, but not everyone. Just be careful, like you
should be careful anywhere.
I don't think
any business accepts traveler's cheques and few places accept credit
cards. US dollars, Euros, and roubles are easily exchanged in almost
any bank. And there are banks everywhere, with ATM's. Western Union
offices are also widespread. There are many scams around banks and
money exchanging places, so never talk to strangers in these situations.
foreigners is a problem for all foreigners in all countries. Don't
announce that you're a foreigner and be aware of hooligans, pickpockets
and your surroundings just like you would traveling anywhere. The
mafia? They will bother you as much as they do in New York, Miami or
Tokyo. (Don't worry about them.) Check the Crime
facilities are below western standards. Carry insurance and don't
travel if you have health problems. Diphtheria, hepatitis and typhoid
(for longer trips) could be a concern. Get an immunization before you
go. Drink bottled water and no other water than bottled.
Anyone who warns you about
Russia being dangerous, no place to stay, being cold or a terrible
place is feeding you a scam platter. Ask me about any subjects I
missed. I'll tell you the truth.
- You are NOT the only guy that she
is corresponding with. Everyone lies, but Russian girls are the masters
of sweet talk. (Hence, so many scammers.) They tell you exactly what
you want to hear. She will tell you to her dying breath that you are
the only one. And with reason. If she told you about other guys, it
would cause (unnecessary) problems. These women don't want to put all
there eggs into one basket. And there's no problem with simply talking
with guys through letters. So, my advice is...don't even ask about
other guys. Just worry about your relationship with her. If you want a
statistic, here...a friend of mine placed an ad a couple years ago.
(She wasn't looking for a foreign husband, she was just curious what
would happen. She didn't meet anyone and forgot the whole thing.) She
received over 2,000 replies. 2,000! Think about that.
- Russians are offended easily. If
you accuse a scammer, she will write you a nasty letter and disappear.
(No problem, but no point. They aren't going to confess.) If you accuse
someone who isn't scamming, she will ask you why you asked her this and
why you think this about her. She will be very offended; so much that
she might lose interest in you. Don't accuse anyone or ask suspecting
questions. Ask me if something seems fishy.
- Divorce in Russia is rampant. It
is easy and fast. Regardless of anything, the couple splits everything
50/50. So, the husband usually just gives the woman the flat and the
car. (Because they are so kind and generous.)
Many women consider this good compensation for 5 or 6 years of
marriage. Men know this, but what can you do? What do you think she'll
do for the life she'll have outside of Russia? Read more here about divorce.
- Statistics - they marriage rate
for people who find each other through an internet agency is 4%. That
means you have to date 25 women before you find "the one". The divorce
rate is 70%. (After the girl receives citizenship.) I got this
statistic from the US INS, so it isn't an overall statistic, and
probably not the most accurate, but here
are some official statistics.
- Russians who immigrate never give
up their Russian citizen. They can return easily at any time they like.
Leaving a foreign husband is easy, just hop on a plane. No need for
paperwork or forms. You aren't married in Russia, why worry about a
divorce? Advice? Marry in Russia first. It's also easier for getting
her into your country.
- Here is married life in Russia.
Girls get married young, stay married for 5-8 years, then get divorced,
then find someone to settle down with for life. My advice? Girls
younger than 22 are not serious and not ready for the kind of long-term
relationship that you are looking for. Older than 22's are a much
better idea and divorcees are the best option for a deep, stable,
- Gifts. Of course, like anywhere,
they are a pleasure to receive and almost expected. Flowers, wine and
cake are fine. Maybe a traditional gift (souvenir) from your country.
Flowers should be NOT given in even numbers (2, 4, 6...). This is for
funerals. They should be given in odd numbers (1, 3, 5...).
- Be careful of interpreters. They
have been known to sabotage relations in order to steal the man for
themselves. Pay a friend of your lady to
translate for you. $5-$10 per hour is more than enough.
- Love without language does NOT
exist. If she is serious, she will learn your language. Here are some
costs. Private lessons with a foreign teacher range from $15 to $25 per
hour. With a Russian teacher, it is about $4 per hour. In a group, it
is about $2 per hour for about 100 hours. If she finds a teacher in the
newspaper, they charge about $2 per hour. Let the girl choose her place
of study. Don't listen to an agency.
- On a recent talk show, a Russian
boyfriend wanted his girlfriend to marry a Canadian she had met on the
internet, get the visa and then divorce him so he could come to Canada,
join her and get a good job. She was against it because she loves her
boyfriend. I’ll let you hypothesize about girls who
DON’T love their boyfriends or don’t have
boyfriends at all.
- A friend of a friend recently told
her that she knows of 5 women who are scamming men. These 5 women work
with her in the same department store. If there are 5 women scamming
simply in one department store, how many do you think are doing it in
the whole country?
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