Groups of Russian women flocking together in public places like cafes and restaurants have become commonplace nowadays. This regularly occurring phenomenon that has plagued the country including its major cities has steadily grown since the decline of the Russian man and their values. In the face of male population shortage, you would think that Russian men are prized and valued, but they are the total opposite. They continue to be eclipsed by their female peers in education, career, and even hygiene. Even when surrounded by the beautiful women, they are known to be prone to abuse, alcoholism, and unemployment. Russian men have been outnumbered by these dazzling females who all look like they come out of a spread of a magazine, or from a photo shoot. This means to say that with the gender ratio imbalance, men are rare, but the eligible, marriage-type ones are rarer still. This phenomenon is a recurring topic among Russian women in places where they gather. Apart from bemoaning the lack of Russian men in social atmospheres, they frequently recount their experiences, especially about what they endured with their first men in their lives - their fathers. Despite being highly educated, moneyed, and successful, these women are distrustful of the relationships they would have with any Russian men because of what they went through. It’s still the same old story: they grew up witnessing the actions of their drunken fathers and all the horrors associated with it. Stories vary, but the elements are similar. Mothers physically and verbally abused by inebriated husbands and siblings neglected with a side of financial securities which spur them to the vicious cycle of drinking themselves to oblivion. The girls also noted that the local men are insecure and feel threatened by successful women like them. Russian women find that foreign men are easier to date, because when they get with them, they are treated as equals. Depressing thoughts of bleak futures aside, many Russian women have decided to grab their lives with their own hands with respect to financial security, cynicism, and their dreams of fairy tale romance. For them, the answer is simple: marry foreign men. With this, the market for marriage minded husbands has been created. Russian women sign up in droves to mail order bride sites, or collectively show up during international group tours. It is during these occasions that they have opportunities to meet and date foreign men. A Foreign Affair, one of the biggest players in the industry has been profiting from this influx of Russian women interested in marriage minded foreign men. The definition of mail order brides is constantly evolving but, hopefully, it would no longer mean that these are women looking to marry foreign men purely for money and opportunities. Do you think the fates of Russian women will be made better when they date and marry foreign men? Also, what other bad things do you hear about Russian men? Let me know through a comment below, or send me a message, and let’s talk about it.