Saturday, November 7, 2009

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Monday, November 2, 2009

international affairs

It's not that Americans cheat any less than the French -- in fact they cheat a bit more -- it's just that when Americans do cheat on their spouses they feel so damn guilty about it, it's a wonder they ever had the affair at all. To Americans, "it's not the cheating, it's the lying." And couples who don't break up over infidelity often turn to therapy and support groups, which, ironically, frequently encourage cheating spouses to reveal every last detail about their illicit relationships to regain the trust that was lost when their pants came off in the first place.

So goes the American infidelity script, as it is unraveled by former Wall Street Journal reporter Pamela Druckerman in her new book, "Lust in Translation." Druckerman traveled to 10 countries to investigate, as her subtitle puts it, "The Rules of Infidelity From Tokyo to Tennessee." Author met a lot of people, found new friends and through dozens of interviews with middle-class urbanites, the author, who devotes a chapter to each country she visits, debunks -- and sometimes confirms -- national myths, stereotypes and pastimes. Along the way she discovers that people in poor countries tend to cheat more than people in wealthy countries, that in America men and women under 40 have nearly equal rates of infidelity, and that everyone, all over the world, sometimes gets hurt. While the evidence she presents is primarily anecdotal and backed up by statistics that even she admits are imperfect, Druckerman still manages to give a structure to national sexual habits, a kind of cultural script for how affairs are supposed to go -- even if they don't always go so smoothly.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

russian singles in Denver

Don't limit yourselves, russian singles in Denver has been using Internet dating for decades. This russian dating industry has boomed as more and more singles learned how to meet people via cyberspace. For those singles who are living and working in Denver, there are many community websites such as Meet In Denver and Denver Meet Up that are ways to form groups in your area of interest and then have other people join you in your pursuit of having fun or meeting other people.

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You can as well join a specialty russian dating site where you can meet russian singles not just in Denver, but all over the states or even in Russia and other FSU countires. The russian dating sites like give you the possibility to browse thousands of ads of russian singles in USA and Russia.

• There are many ways and means on meeting russian singles. Don't stick to just one avenue. Check LL dating site , check out other sites, meet people at local Denver events, don't go to just one, go to many different events.

• Be safe. This goes without saying, as we need to be careful in meeting people at first until we get to know them.

• Have fun. Leave your serious side at home and just go out and meet people

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Russian Jewish singles dating

for a long time it was a J Date - dating site for Jews where one could find Jewish singles for dating and marriage, but not any more, J Date quoted 11% gentiles on the site, but Jewish singles who are using the site state that this figure is grossly underestimated. There are close to 40% non-Jews on Jdate (and this number is increasing) and when Jewish singles complain to J date they refused to do anything about it. J Date advertises on several Jewish websites (newspapers, etc.) as the dating service for Jewish singles but visitors to their site are hard pressed to find the words "Jewish" or "Jew" anywhere on their site.

When J date was asked why can't they have featured prominently on their site that "J date is a dating service for Jewish singles" their reply was "that's illegal." Is it illegal for the Baltimore Jewish Times or The Jewish Week of New York to have the word "Jewish" featured all over their sites or as part of their name? No.

What J date is all about is attracting as many people, Jews and non-Jews to their site, so they can sell memberships and they could not care less if J date is fast becoming only 50% Jewish membership and soon Jewish members will be the minority, again the minority!

Is it really so much to ask that a JEWISH dating website says that it is a website for Jewish singles??

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

nothing personal, just dating?

My name is Terry McAllen, I’m from Ireland and here is my internet dating love story. I did not have any problems with my personal life and there were always a lot of girls around. But at the same time there was always a feeling of loneliness as well. So after some time I found the way to solve my problem with the help of the internet. I was parting and having fun as before but I had some rather serious conversations with the people (girls mostly from all over the world) through the net. Actually now I'm feeling that more and more people are starting to meet each other over the internet and make the connections which make them fuller. And I pity those who have so narrow choice for the soul mates years ago. I never net anybody interesting to me in the bar or disco, so how they did manage that???

All that makes me wonder if my story is that unique I think it is. I know there are many other stories like mine but I decided to share it with you, because even being alike all case is personal and only one possible.

I have been looking for my special someone since I was 28 years old. I got the feeling I need a girlfriend and mate rather early and that is why I was rather a guy to mock at while all my mates were rather satisfied with what they had.

After years and years of unsuccessful searching I decided to give international dating sites a try. I registered on a few of them and well, it was an overwhelming success. I got so many letters from here and there that I even did not care about answering all of them – now I would act differently, by the way.

Elisabeth whom I met on luckylovers was the most stubborn of them all from the very beginning. She sent me so many letters sometimes with nothing but a smile there, that I did not value those letters so much (so sad I did not keep all of them, because of my carelessness, if only I knew). I was flirting with many girls everywhere, but she was also the one who would always tell me she didn't want to date but rather be friends. And then in a while she stopped writing and after a week or so I’ve got the feeling I miss her stupid cards and just smiles, but the most terrible thing was that I did not knew anything about her, I mean we did not exchange our e-mail addresses or phone way possible was left to contact her outside luckylovers. And here it all started, every time I logged in I checked her profile but it was not active anymore, she did not logged in and that was all. You would not believe the world crashed to me when once I saw her online, I wrote her warm letter and guess what….she did not answered…she was often on the site, but made her profile unavailable for private talk and did not answer my letters. That was all so sad, nobody existed there since that time only she… my beautiful Ukrainian dream who kept silence.

I started thinking this all over and understood that from the very beginning I knew I had found someone very special but she was always so close and always ready to chat that I could not even thing she is possible to get lost.
So I was sitting the whole Saturday evening and typing a long letter of mine about this all (I even did not know whether she would read it) but it ended up with the words: Will you marry me?
And I got the answer with a short word “Yes” only!!! In an instant your whole world is turned completely upside down. Have you ever seen a monkey dance? If yes, you can easily imagine me doing the same. I print this Yes in huge letters and hang it on the wall. Then I asked her all her contacts to be sure I will never lose her anymore.

We met in person in three months in Odessa and….we never were aside since that. Yea, our physical bodies were apart for some time but she lives in my soul and will be living there ever after. And from December she lives not only in my soul, but in my house also))

Best Whishes to all,
Terry and Elisabeth McAllen

Friday, October 16, 2009

those russian names

Do you ever find it hard to remember those difficult Russian women names? You can still remember those beautiful faces, but those foreign names are so damn difficult to remember that it gets more frustrating with every new woman you meet? well, you are not the only one.

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One of the way to remember is repetition, repetition, repetition. When you start your introduction with a russian woman, repeat her name several times when you write her a letter, keep repeating it in every chat you have or in every new email you send. "Hi, Sveta, nice to meet you. What kind of work you do, Sveta? Do you have any kids, Sveta? Sveta, I love talking to you, lets meet in chat tomorrow? Take care Sveta!"

Another memory method is to prounance her name not like Russians do, but find an equvalent in English and use English name - for example "Masha" is "Mari" , "Alena" is "Helen" , "Alisa" is "Alice", "Annya" is "Ann" etc.

Some russian women have famous names or have the same names as famous russian actresses or sportswomen have. example, if you are dating a woman whose name is Anastasiya, this one is easy to remember thanks to princess Anastasia, Natasha - Natasha from Russia, Anna is easy to remember if you link it to Anna Kournikova,
you go the idea?

If you forgot your russian or ukrainian bride's name, do not ask her again, do your best to find out what her name is by any other ways possible, women take serious offense when guys they are attracted to, do not remember their names. )))

Monday, October 12, 2009

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

muslim woman from Kazakhstan marriage to American man

" ... An idea of internet dating was wondering in my head since the town I live is not very big and I was often too busy at work to be able to meet new people.
Ok, I used this dating site and I saw his profile and decided to contact him. After two weeks i received a short respond from him. Short, brief thank you reply and that’s all, I thought he was too polite not to answer at all, but not interested really. It was by chance that we met online, we just apparently logged in at the same time! Amour shot his arrow!!! We spent our time chatting right away… and it was far more than 3 hours. Later on we exchanged couple of emails and our pictures too (neither his nor mine profile have them from the very beginning). On our 4th mail we exchanged our contact numbers and we started calling each other, emailing, chatting, text messages, snail mail. We used all possible ways of correspondence, although he is in Denver, USA and me in Kazakhstan, actually we kept in touch in every possible way. Soon we began to like and miss each other so much that could not spend a day without each other and i knew for sure that he is the man i have been waiting for.

Finally we decided to meet in person. I told my family about him and he told his family about me, but we still have to wait for some time. Ok, it was all pretty difficult to explain everything to my parents, they were not ready to accept such kind of relationships and they were really suspicious. Sometimes their suspicions passed to me and it were the moments of despair, but his only call or single mail calmed me down and everything became clear and evident by itself. All negative thoughts disappeared at the same moment.

It happened so that at that moment his close friend was flying to Kazakhstan on business and he decided not to wait till summer and follow him. I took a short vacation for 5 days and flew down to see him at my friend's place in Astana. So we met ...and the rest is history. I came back and we informed both our families. His family could not come for a proposal as mine wanted but we settled this down and they accepted him alone, lol. Ok, he arrived again in three months for a formal proposal and it was definitely accepted.

So we are engaged and now we are finalising our marriage dates and all this paper work and we can't wait to be together as real husband and wife soon. I understand that a long way is ahead and it is so difficult to be separate when you are already one being, but I am happy and thankful to ALLAH for allowing me to meet such a wonderful, understanding and a lovely man. I believed strongly that sincerity is the key to a success and all our efforts will be rewarded shortly....
Adia and Kent. "

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

meet russian singles online

Of all the things that technology has brought us over the past decade or two, online dating has perhaps made the biggest difference in the everyday lives of people.

Those who stayed at home alone on a Friday night, can now get online and meet someone to go out with.

Studies report that the majority of people find their mates at work or at school. But for those who are past school, and don’t work in a traditional setting, that doesn’t work, we obviously out of ways to meet singles.

Some people meet singles in bars or churches, but if you are not a drinker, or not a church goes, then you are out of luck.

So for those who are non-drinkers, non-religious, and don’t work in mainstream business occupations, and plus want to meet russian singles, people from a foreign country like Russia - online russian dating is absolutely perfect.

Using online russian dating, you can find someone who suits you on different levels. Some russian dating sites, like feature thousands of russian singles for you to meet, others will match you and your russian date based on your personality traits, likes and dislikes, and hobbies, etc. third will simply sell you email address of russian singles.

Overall, russian online dating is a great way to meet singles, find new friend and possibly establish a romantic connection, it is not that rare, there are more and more couple who have met online, fell in love and got married. You can search for russian singles by location, interests, size, or occupation. You can search for someone who likes to fish or you can find someone who loves dogs as much as you do.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Muslim women

Muslim women are winning elections, but women's rights are still an issue in the Muslim world.

In Pakistan, schools for girls are being burned down by the Taliban. In Afghanistan, a new law was just passed which makes marital rape legal. While in Iran, a presidential candidate's wife hits the campaign trail, and in Kuwait and Iraq, women are winning elections. In Cairo, president Obama talked about equality and education for Muslim girls and women.

Muslim women still face brutal repression in many countries, but in others they are breaking new ground. Guest host Sara Terry explores the view from the Muslim world, the role the United States should play in championing women's rights in other culture, and the impact of Michelle Obama might have on the changing landscape for women.

Before President Obama spoke, no one was sure if he was even going to talk about women's rights. Did he go far enough? What can a new US administration and a new First Lady do to help forward the cause of women's rights in the Muslim world? How are Muslim women forging their own gains in male-dominated societies?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

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shows that western men mostly prefer Sexy russian accent while russian women prefer either English (British) or Scottish and French!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Latvian woman in Seattle

Latvian woman living in Seattle, WA, USA shares her dating and marriage story:

I had used another dating service, but after a bad experience with a guy that ended up following and chasing me I decided to switch to some other. I choose luckylovers dating site from the others, because here I had more control over who spoke to me and I could choose (you would not believe but there were sites I was pushed to answer to everybody if want to be a member). How stupid I was! So, it was 7:14pm and I had just finished doing checking’s for my business on the computer when I got a message that said "Hi I'm online right now and want to chat" I looked at his profile and saw that he was from the USA, Seattle, Washington. That was terribly so far that I thought to myself why not, he is so long way away!

I was really shocked when he said his name was Rudolph - it was hard to believe but that was the same name as that first man had. So from the very beginning I was so sceptical and did not believe a word, but still chatted. Oh, these women! So this started many hours on the computer, long phone calls, sms messages to our cell phones and then we realised that there we were becoming more than just friends. We missed each other and lived only from call to chat.

We both felt the internet was a great mean of getting to know someone from the inside out – no physical contact, but only that inner attraction by personality.
He arrived in Latvia in half a year and it was as it had to be – everything was great. After that meeting when we knew we are already together there were so many things in our life – it looked like the fate was asking us – Are you sure? I got seriously ill and he helped me, then he lost his job and I tried to help him (unfortunately I could only support him verbally, but now he jokes that I was the best psychologist and if not me that would be much worse. Now when all this came to an end I think that these obstacles were necessary to us to overcome and to become stronger. Now we are together, I entered the University in the USA and we are working on our papers. I do still get homesick and his daughter continues to give me problems but I’m the happiest woman in the Earth to have this little great family of mine. We are planning to go to Latvia altogether this so we can finally all meet my family! (My mom has not seen her granddaughter yet and this is only one sad thing to live so far away –missing friends and relatives).

it is sometime so hard to believe that one single Latvian girl met her best American man and got a beautiful daughter in the most unexpected places, like on a dating site. Lama and Rudolph.

Friday, September 18, 2009

is travel to Russia safe?

- There's always the chance of terrorism

- You can be abducted by aliens and have various probes inserted into your orifices within a week

- You will end up being taken hostage by a maniac there

- Everybody there are maniacs. Be very careful. Hostages are taken just on streets by hundreds.

- Beware of gopniks! Like these:

- and this

- Beware of the bears roaming the streets of almost every city in Russia

- Learn Russian because nobody speaks English

- You have a high chance to lose your сell or wallet and probably be beaten in the process

- You may wake up to find myself in a tub full of ice, missing your kidneys

- You might be sold to slavery

- They are all communists and hate westerners

- Police in Russia wont help you unless you bribe them

are you scared to go to Russia yet? LOL, I hope you get it, it was a joke and I am laughing my teeth off

Monday, September 14, 2009

russian women dating tips

* Despite cheap prostitutes available, Russia is not a good place for sex tourism. Unless, of course, you are looking for a quick and uncreative way to part with your money and pick up something embarrassing if not downright nasty.

* Avoid dating agencies that offer catalogs of pretty faces. This approach automatically puts you in the position of a client picking up a piece of meat off the rack. Use dating sites.

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* Don't expect anyone to do the job for you while you just fly in and out with your trophy.

* Avoid the "rich foreigner" image.

* Do not rush into binding decisions.

* Do not let yourself be a duped.

* Spend time in Russia. Socialize. Get a job, which is quite easy if you know English and have minimal teaching skills - there are plenty of vacancies in language schools.. Let a circle of acquaintances form naturally. With some luck you will find the right woman.

* Be ready for linguistic and cultural challenges. Learn Russian well enough to understand what is happening around you.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Kiev girl's love and new life in USA

Well it all started when I was dismissed from university in December 2005. My mom was far away and seemed did not care much for me, my health state was terrible and my financial situation urged for improvement. As far as I could not pay for my studies anymore – I was dismissed. I was deeply sad and there were not seen any slightest light in the end of the tunnel. I decided started looking for a job, but since I was ill I was staying at home on money my father sent me (it happened from time to time when he remembered he has a daughter. So I was deeply depressed, ill and I urgently needed a loving shoulder to cry on, but I hate the thought about seeing any of people who surrounded me when everything was well and I was just a spoiled daughter of wealthy parents. I was sitting in a flat in the centre of Kiev ( the one bought to me by my parents during their last awareness about my existence) and searching the net trying to find at least somebody who could willingly (or unwillingly) listen to my awful story about how life could be unjust.
So I logged in on the several singles sites where I was a member and started chatting. It was around the midnight when the pop up window with Private Talk popped up on luckylovers dating site and that was the first time I met Jeff. He told he found me on the list of those who were online and contacted me, but then something with electricity happen and I the connection was broken. After an hour or so, I was online again and I tried to find him. He was in the list of those who has recently viewed my profile so I found him easily. He was still online, he later told me that was waiting and hoping I would appear sooner or later. Well, Jeff is rather self-confident, the feature I really like in people. He also told me that he was trying to contact me before and without any results. I must admit there were some cases I left my computer when I was logged in and then only closed the windows of Private Talk which popped up when I was away.
Soon we were chatting away talking about small things, and then he said that he had to go to bed, as it was almost morning in the USA. It was late evening where I was and I still had nothing to do and I really regretted he had to go as I started enjoying the conversation. So again and again I was waiting for him and we chatting for hours, I even put ”do not disturb” sign to prevent anybody contacting me anymore. At least when we were speaking…
I trusted him so much and he pushed me to get back to the University, I had to pay for my studies at this time but he convinced me that this way is the best one, he even helped me with my individual works on literature and that eventually brought more subjects to be discussed.
The summer break was coming up for me from college, so we thought it would be a good time for us to hop on a plane and at least meet each other. We decided to do this in the third country, Bulgaria. I told my folks that I was going to Bulgaria for the summer break, and they really did not like the idea of me staying with somebody I had met on the internet, there was a big argument there, but they didn't stop me from going.
The last is history as they say, but the most wonderful history possible as I am living in the USA and we are waiting a child. Nelya and Jeff.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Russian beautiful women

For foreign men Anna Kournikova is a symbol of Russian beautiful woman. Other famous Russians adored in the West, are Natalya Vodyanova, Evgeniya Volodina, Sasha Pivovarova, Anna Vyalitsina, Maria Sharapova and many others.

On various resorts Russian women are well-groomed, bright, with make up and high heels on. Every day millions of young Russian women go outside like if they go on the catwalk: with perfect hairdo, manicure and chiropody, best attires high heels on. In this way they go shopping. The distance of the trip doesn’t matter – it can be a small shop round the corner or a trade center on the other side of the city.

travelersdigest has a list of top 10 countries with the most beautiful women
and Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia and Estonia - 5 FSU countries has made to top beautiful women list.

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10. Denmark
the women of Denmark are remarkable in their beauty & their charm.

9. Netherlands
Dutch girls have to be some of the world's most amazing. Dutch women have more than that, they're complete, they're incredible, they're the kind of girls who hang out drinking wine in the park with you randomly philosophizing, & they're also the kind of girls who will makeout with you in that same very park. (If they like you of course, this is not a poor country, it's about who you are, the girls here aren't impressed by status or anything like that.)

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8. Estonia
Ahh & now the Eastern European countries come into play. Estonia is a very small country, & seemingly insignificant, but it's astonishing if only because of the girls. Beautiful they are, you can find some of the world's best looking women in any nightclub in Tallinn's Old Town, on any day of the week.

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7. Ukraine
The Black Sea coast of the Ukraine is world famous for gorgeous girls in scantily clad bathing suits. And rightly so, but more so than that the entire country is filled to the brims with beautiful women. From Odessa to Kiev, the Ukraine beauty.

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6. Belarus
It's often been said that Eastern Europe is the valley of beautiful women, & in that context Belarus is one of the more fertile spots. Sure the country may be drab, dreary, & socialist architecture reigns supreme, but the women are to die for. They manage to turn this country from extremely boring, to a place you never want to leave.

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5. Latvia
Latvia is just wondrous. This little Baltic nation, such a small country, with hardly no international fame or reputation, is home to some of the world's most beautiful girls hands down. Drop-dead beauties roam the streets, & they're friendly too, can't beat that now can you?

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4. Bulgaria
Bulgaria may as well change its name to "Beautyland" as it is a proverbial theme park of beautiful women. Everything from dark hair to light, & from bright eyes to well brighter eyes. Bulgaria is filled with amazing women all the way from the mountainous region of the capital Sofia to the beautiful beaches on the Black Sea coast.

3. Russia
This list has pretty much read out as an Eastern European geography lesson, & with good reason. Slavic women are the most beautiful overall in the world, & Russia is the big leagues as far as Eastern Europe goes. The women here are not only beautiful, they're seductive. With one glance they can capture your heart, they look at you as if they know they could do anything in the world & you'd like it, & basically that's true.

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2. Argentina
Argentina is definitely the cream of the crop as far as Latin America, well really as far as the whole Western Hemisphere goes. Argentineans, specifically those of Buenos Aires are a people made up mostly of Italian migrants from the 19th & early 20th century, but I must say that they must have been migrants from Milan all with super model genes, because the people here are stunning.

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1. Sweden
Of course Sweden lands at the number one spot. How could it not, it's Sweden for goodness sake! The women here are so ridiculously beautiful that it's hard to breathe sometimes when in their presence. Blond hair, & bright eyes, personalities that are beautiful to match, what more could anyone ever ask for?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Real Russian Girls

There are statistically more women than men in the world... You have great chances! Just live your life, don't be desperate. Be friendly, make lots of friends, be yourself and a relationship will fall into your lap when you least expect it!

There are thousands and thousands of russian girls online seeking for love.. dating.. marriage and sometimes money, no one can vouch for the intentions of every single person who goes in search of a date or a marriage partner. Many western men find it incredible that girls, especially these so called "russian brides", really want these things - fidelity, commitment, family. Knowing how much scam and marriage fraud is associated with many many Russian Brides agencies, it is tempting to dismiss women who claim to want these things all together;

If you are looking, essentially, be cautious, use common sense and try not to force it, and it won't happen, relax... Don't obsess over what you think you don't have and you'll soon be pleasantly surprised!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

online dating

Making that big decision to take online dating seriously is a leap of faith. It is a leap of faith because you have a certain degree of hope in your heart that somehow… somewhere… someday… you will meet that special someone whom you want to spend the rest of your life with. it is a leap of faith because there is also a great chance that there is actually no one there for you and what you only have is your hope and faith.

However, once you set on using russian online
dating sites, you will have great prospects of meeting new friends and possibilty of finding HER, your
beautiful Russian bride. Great prospects doesn’t necessarily mean that you will find the One. Great prospects doesn’t necessarily mean your work is done.

To date and finally marry that special woman you dream about means investment: a lot of hard work, patience and perseverance.

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You need a lot of patience, and you need it without limitations. Patience will keep you in the game. Patience will fuel your engine. Patience will give you the power to hold on. Hard work and patience get a real backing up with perseverance. They both get a big push with perseverance on hand because hanging on gives one the benefit of the doubt for the hard work done and the profit of being patient. Online daters should be tough. Online daters should be vigilant. Online daters should have a certain degree of firmness to handle ups and downs.

During long years of hard work, patience and perseverance you will meet all kinds of women, great and tricky, honest and dishonest, ugly... beautiful... young.. old... you will have virtual relationships you can not even imagine in the real world. You will get experience and continue to work hard, be patient.

It might be easy for you, there are always exception, but if it does not and will be exactly hard and long and sometimes devastating.. still do not give up, your big love will find you.. or you will find her....

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Russian Beauties

Russian artist Igor Tcholaria’s reworks Modigliani’s women, Picasso, the Commedia dell’Arte and the circus. Tcholaria’s work was once banned by the Soviet state; considered “too radical” according to his agent. This all changed once the art establishment became less in awe of those in power and began to question their motives.

Russian Beauties - a selection of his work opens at Hay Hill gallery in Mayfair this week. For a taster click here.

Friday, August 14, 2009

young Russian women in Norway

Increasing globalization and international mobility have gradually affected the marriage market in Norway, the factor that has contributed to the increase in marriages where the women is a lot younger than the man is called mail order marriages.

In 2002,

7 out of 10 marriages entered into were between two Norwegian citizens

10% were marriages between two immigrants

7% were between a Norwegian woman and a foreign man

12% were between a Norwegian man and a foreign woman.

The latter group in particular has increased dramatically in recent years, with the majority of men marrying women from non-western countries, especially young Russia and Asia women. These women are often much younger than their Norwegian husbands. Whilst the proportion of marriages where the man was at least 6 years older in marriages between two Norwegian citizens was only 20 per cent, the figure was almost 60 per cent for marriages between Norwegian men and foreign women. Additionally, in the increasing percentage of marriages between persons with an immigrant background, the man is often much older.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

good news for all russian brides

good news for all russian brides :) - royalty does marry commoners, the perfect example is a marriage of prince of Norway.

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy stole a nation's heart in the most unconventional royal wedding as Norway celebrated the marriage of its heir to the throne in front of many crowned heads of Europe.

In an emotional and unique ceremony, a single mother and former waitress married Crown Prince Haakon, 28, in Oslo, with her son Marius centre stage of celebrations.

Mette-Marit (the wife) comes from an ordinary middle-class family. Her youth, by her account, was depraved rather than deprived. She was a waitress for a year and a half, dipped her toe into various courses – engineering, journalism and social anthropology – without completing any. For three years before becoming pregnant with Marius, she merely partied.

But Prince Haakon, a nerdy 28-year-old going on 50, is madly in love with her. King Harald, who himself defied his father over the choice of his bride, has warmly welcomed her into the bosom of the family.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

trapped in Italy

The distress call came from Donetsk, the bleak center of coal production in southern Ukraine. A woman was screaming on the telephone line. Her sister and a friend were prisoners in a bar somewhere near Rome. They spoke no Italian and had no way out, but had managed, briefly, to get hold of a man's cell phone.

"Do you have any idea where they are, exactly?" asked Olga Shved, who runs La Strada in Kiev, Ukraine's new center dedicated to fighting the trafficking of women in Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union.

The woman's answer was no. Ms. Shved began searching for files and telephone numbers of the local consul, the police, anybody who could help.

"Do they know how far from Rome they are?" she asked, her voice tightening with each word. "What about the name of the street or the bar? Anything will help," she said, jotting notes furiously as she spoke. "We can get the police on this, but we need something. If they call back, tell them to give us a clue. The street number. The number of a bus that runs past. One thing is all we need."

Ms. Shved hung up and called officials at Ukraine's Interior Ministry and the Foreign Ministry. Her conversations were short, direct and obviously a routine part of her job.

That is because Ukraine -- and to a lesser degree its Slavic neighbors Russia and Belarus -- has replaced Thailand and the Philippines as the epicenter of the global business in trafficking women. The Ukrainian problem has been worsened by a ravaged economy, an atrophied system of law enforcement, and criminal gangs that grow more brazen each year. Young European women are in demand, and Ukraine, a country of 51 million people, has a seemingly endless supply. It is not that hard to see why.

Neither Russia nor Ukraine reports accurate unemployment statistics. But even partial numbers present a clear story of chaos and economic dislocation. Federal employment statistics in Ukraine indicate that more than two-thirds of the unemployed are women. The government also keeps another statistic: employed but not working. Those are people who technically have jobs, and can use company amenities like day-care centers and hospitals. But they do not work or get paid. Three-quarters are women. And of those who have lost their jobs since the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, more than 80 percent are women.

The average salary in Ukraine today is slightly less than $30 a month, but it is half that in the small towns that criminal gangs favor for recruiting women to work abroad. On average, there are 30 applicants for every job in most Ukrainian cities. There is no real hope; but there is freedom.

In that climate, looking for work in foreign countries has increasingly become a matter of survival.

"It's no secret that the highest prices now go for the white women," said Marco Buffo, executive director of On the Road, an antitrafficking organization in northern Italy. "They are the novelty item now. It used to be Nigerians and Asians at the top of the market. Now it's the Ukrainians."

Economics is not the only factor causing women to flee their homelands. There is also social reality. For the first time, young women in Ukraine and Russia have the right, the ability and the willpower to walk away from their parents and their hometowns. Village life is disintegrating throughout much of the former Soviet world, and youngsters are grabbing any chance they can find to save themselves.

"After the wall fell down, the Ukrainian people tried to live in the new circumstances," said Ms. Shved. "It was very hard, and it gets no easier. Girls now have few opportunities yet great freedom. They see 'Pretty Woman,' or a thousand movies and ads with the same point, that somebody who is rich can save them. The glory and ease of wealth is almost the basic point of the Western advertising that we see. Here the towns are dying. What jobs there are go to men. So they leave."

First, however, they answer ads from employment agencies promising to find them work in a foreign country. Here again, Russian crime gangs play a central role. They often recruit people through seemingly innocuous "mail order bride" meetings. Even when they do not, few such organizations can operate without paying off one gang or another. Sometimes want ads are almost honest, suggesting that the women can earn up to $1,000 a month as "escorts" abroad. Often they are vague or blatantly untrue.

Monday, August 3, 2009

with Love from Moldova!

Michael, Germany, shares his love story to a beautiful girl from Moldova:

To be frank, I`ve never thought that I could find my sweetheart in the internet.
It was all just for fun and nothing more, actually this was my first experience, I do not mention some flirting around where both sides were aware of its virtuality. So now I can tell that I am a lucky fellow.

When I`ve separated with my wife I felt myself rather abandoned. It was really the worst period in my life and I know what it is. It was not ok, but it still was, I have somebody at my side and she had to, we so used to it that nobody wanted to change it, but it could not last forever, you know two complete strangers in one flat, nothing more. So she made her first step, and I found out myself alone in my flat, no strangers at my side, but no warmth as well. But it happened and I was a kind of lost, i didn’t want to do anything; I did not want to look at women, sometimes I all got so bad that I even thought about suicide. Ye, so think twice before divorcing, ye, it hurts, guys.

Despite of this all I worked and met my friends and at one party I met my friend David who told me a great love story of him and Alla, little cute sexy Russian girl. Later he introduced his new (terrible word for such a case) girlfriend and they told that their romance started on the net. She was so young and amazing, and they looked really great, this Slavic woman with her openness to the world and my serious western friend.

I thought it all over and over and registered myself on dating site luckylovers with a subtle hope to find my soul mate there. After my divorce I actually became more ironic and was rather hypercritical to everybody. Ok, be sure not all the girls from FSU are cute and pretty, there are many so dumb that they made me wonder. At first I started a kind of relationships with a girl from Belarus. She was great in communication and I started liking her, but real meeting was a real disappointing, she was much older than on her pictures and though she was still great but no chemistry was between us.
She was not my destiny for sure.

Then there were some problems at my work, that’s why I stopped my searches for some time, I was not on the site for more than three months and almost forgot about this all. But a mail came to my e-mail address (I chose this option when I was in), there was a simple letter in bad German from Moldavian girl. Her name was Svetlana and she wrote to me something about herself in a very plain words. I thought one more stupid baby but after logging in I checked her profile. And these eyes had a cupid arrow in them; I was stunned and was so angry at myself for not answering her at once. But she was kinder than me and we started our net relationships. She was right the opposite of David’s girlfriend, not blond, not little, but she was the best. Later we met each other in Moldova and then a month later in Germany. I introduced Svetlana to my mom and they made friends soon.

We are together now, but I still remember our first date, this first meeting, and that first night together. I’ve never been to Moldova before, and I liked this place. It is the birthplace of our love and we are going to celebrate our wedding anniversary there.

So I did it, I found the girl I always dreamed about and I shared our story with you. And now I wish to say GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE IN THE SEARCHES OF YOUR LOVE!
Michael and Svetlana.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

are single women sex-starved?

When it comes to sex, single women have all kinds of ways of dealing with—and without—it. A relatively low number, just 22 percent, of the 45-plus single women in AARP's "Sexuality at Midlife and Beyond" study were sexually active in the past six months, and only 18 percent had a regular sex partner. But either way, they weren't hung up about it. "After age 50 a number of single women want fun sex," says author Levine. "This is a no-holds-barred period of their lives—they're more sexually adventurous and easygoing, and while sex isn't the biggest deal in the world, they're more willing to take pleasure when it comes." Of the single women in AARP's sexuality study, 15 percent had watched adult films with a partner, 14 percent had used sex toys, 10 percent had had phone sex, and 7 percent had exchanged frisky notes or e-mails. And in the past six months 26 percent had masturbated.

But sexual urges aren't the main driving force for single women dating, at least in the same way they are for men. Some 11 percent of the men in the AARP lifestyles, dating, and romance survey, for instance, said the main reason they date is to fulfill their sexual needs, versus a mere 2 percent of the women. And 24 percent of single women in the same survey agreed that they could be happy never having sex again.

are all single women are desperate to find a mate?

Open to a nice relationship? You betcha. But obsessed with finding a partner? Hardly.
Given the option, many single women wouldn't mind a committed relationship with a cuddly, caring partner—preferably someone with minimal emotional baggage and the kind of income to support a nice summer house, facts supported by an AARP survey, "Lifestyles, Dating & Romance: A Study of Midlife Singles." It finds that 31 percent of single women 40 through 69 are in an exclusive relationship, and another 32 percent are dating nonexclusively. But it also finds that a surprising number couldn't care less. About one in 10 have no desire to date at all, and another 14 percent say that while they'd date the right guy if he came along, they aren't going to knock themselves out trying to find him. (The remaining 13 percent are, indeed, looking.)

In fact, most of those who aren't dating seem disinclined to change that situation anytime soon. Among 40-plus women who hadn't been on a date in the past three years, 68 percent say they just aren't interested in dating or being in a romantic relationship, though 61 percent of them would reconsider if they met someone interesting. Those who do date say it requires a philosophical balance between putting on a game face on Saturday night and not getting stressed if nothing develops.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

russian women online affected by stalking

A new study revealed the worrying fact that about 4 percent of all russian women using online singles dating sites already had a problem with stalking by their online daters.

What is stalking? Stalking is an sulky answer to unrequited love. Unwanted daily telephone calls, e-mails or presents are already categorized as “stalking”. Stalking is a another expression for “insistent tracking”.

Four unwanted efforts to get in contact in one month are already labeled as “stalking”. The typical stalking victim is a young russian single woman. There is absolutely no influence in the educational achievement. Most of the women stay a stalking victim for years.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Russian Immigration to America

1 Wave: Freedom from religious persecution.

The first wave of mass immigration from Russia and Eastern Europe took place in the second half of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century before World War I.

The majority of those arriving were Jews escaping the Pale of Settlement (territory established in 1786 after the division of Poland where Jews were compelled to live).

Many Russian Jews settled in New York and other large American coastal cities. Like previous Jewish immigrants, many of them went into business, and the children of the Russian Jews attended universities in increasing numbers. Russian and other East European Jews differed from American Jews, in that they were maintained a highly orthodox religious practice. Marriage between Jews and non-Jews amongst the immigrants was a very unusual event.

Other immigrants included Russian religious pacifist groups that were in conflict with the Russian Orthodox church. Among them were Russian Molokans and the Russian Old Believers (Starovery).

Russian Molokans. The name "Molokan" originates from the Russian word for milk (moloko) since the members of this group do not refrain from milk and other products during Orthodox fasts. It refers to those who suffered persecution from both the Russian Orthodox Church and the government for their non-traditional beliefs and practices.

Russian Molokans settled primarily in Los Angeles area and later in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Good labor skills were valued more than formal education. The Molokan community is characterized by isolation from the outside world, strong emphasis on agricultural work, and attendance of frequent religious services called sobraniye.

The Russian Old Believers (Starovery). This name refers to the descendants of Orthodox Russians whose ancestors refused to accept the modern church reforms of the mid-seventeenth century. Many of the Russian Old Believers settled in Oregon and Alaska. Members of the community tend to speak Russian and are normally dressed in clothes reminiscent of the eighteenth and nineteenth century peasantry. In keeping with the Old Rite, three elements given at baptism — the shirt, belt, and cross — must be worn at all times by the faithful. Hence men and boys are seen in the long Russian shirt, or rubashka, girded with a belt. Women and girls lengthen the shirt to form a blouse/slip combination and wear over it a jumper, or sarafan, sometimes with a peasant apron. The Old Believers adhere strictly to the church rituals of prolong fasting periods, long church ceremonies, and do not allow outsiders or those not "in union" to eat with them in their homes or attend church services. In Oregon they have established a primarily agricultural economic base, acquiring land to raise berries and fruit, as well as grain for cattle. In Alaska, Old Believers are successful commercial fishermen and builders of commercial fishing boats.

2 Wave: Escape from Revolution

The second wave of immigration from Russia began after the Russian Revolution and Civil War of 1917-1921. Violent insurgencies, property destruction, and political radicalism erupted throughout the new Soviet states, forcing almost 2 million to flee. 30,000 came directly to the United States, others settled in France and Germany. Most were former czarist government officials, aristocrats, industrialists, shopkeepers, teachers, lawyers, military personnel, and members of the clergy. Because many of these immigrants came from wealthy ruling class of czarist Russia, they tended to find jobs similar to their former professions, which could be found in the large urban areas like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco.

3 Wave: The Promise of America

The third wave came in the aftermath of World War II, during which millions of Europeans, including Russians, were displaced from their homes. This wave brought about 50,000 people from the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe to the United States. Most did not come directly from the Soviet Union. Some had been transported to camps in Nazi Germany during the war; others had fled westward to escape the advancing Soviet Red Army in 1944 and 1945. Others were "White" (anti-Bolshevik) Russians who in the 1920s had settled in East European countries (Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Poland, and the Baltic States) that came under Soviet domination after World War II.

After the conclusion of WWII, Western powers, including the United States, were obligated to repatriate (send back) all persons living in Western Europe who had been born in Soviet territory. Initially the United States military authorities in Europe cooperated in the repatriation program, and between 1945 and 1948 2 million Russian refugees were returned to the Soviet Union. There they faced exactly what they feared: many were imprisoned, exiled to Siberia, or even executed. To escape this fate, many Russians claimed they belonged to different Slavic nationalities - anything but Russian.

Many Russian immigrants, who arrived in the third wave and settled in the United States after World War II became the victims of the widespread suspicion that they were Soviet agents and spies, who had infiltrated the Russian émigré community in the United States. Anti-Soviet feelings were on the rise. Congressional investigations, spurred by Senator Joseph McCarthy, on Communist infiltration reached their peak in the early 1950s, and many Russians were wrongly accused of communist activity or sympathies. Whether in Europe or North America, it was not a good time for an immigrant to admit Russian ancestry.

The third immigration wave included Russians from all classes, particularly farm laborers and industrial workers. Most of them, as many other East European immigrants, settled in large American industrial areas like New York and Chicago becoming engineers, educators, government employees, and factory workers.

4 Wave: A Second Exodus
The fourth immigration wave from the Soviet Union represented the struggle of conflicting ideologies and political systems. The main reasons for immigration from the Soviet Union and other East European countries included widespread anti-semitism, tight government control of the lives of ordinary citizens, a difficult economic situation, and the violation of basic rights such as freedom of speech and religious practice.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

from USA with love....

My name is Dina. And here is another happy internet story and I truly believe that you can find love on the internet, as I found mine on luckylovers, no matter what anyone says. That changed my life forever.

USA Russia love

As a result of constant chatting I fell in love with a man from USA, this man later became my husband. I never would have thought it possible to love someone without seeing them in real life or touching them. Through the wonder of the internet we met and our faith in real love brought us together. We started to chat privately, completely ignoring everything around us, both in our real lives and also on the net. I told him about my uneasy life. I told him about my biggest treasures in life – my two children. We agreed that I will come to see him. I t was a big step for me and didn't really know what I would face with on the other side of the world. God was me at that time. What I found was the most loving man I had ever met. We spent three wonderful months together before I had to return back home to sort out my life. I missed my children very much.

But time apart with Steward turned to be unbearable. Three months later he was ready to come to Russia for our reunion. Steward was eager to come to my country. But I realize it would be a real challenge for him. So many differences are between our countries. But as fate had pointed it, he had to return to the USA. What to do then…I had to make the decision…the decision about my children… I didn't want to leave them behind, and couldn't take them with me to an unknown country…I just did not want to hurt them in anyway…and there were also problems with my ex-husband (he did not let them to go with me).

Steward and I were finally married back in USA and it was a wonderful day. The only thing that would have made it perfect was if my boys had been with me. In summer my sons came for a holiday with my mother to the USA. They stayed for five weeks and I only wish it could have been longer…forever. But the boys are young and are at school and couldn’t be away from their school friends and surroundings. I couldn’t believe my eyes. They were here at last! After what seemed a lifetime of waiting outside their gate, I saw them, I moved towards them and held out my arms; they ran straight into them. They had traveled around the world to see me. We knew the five weeks would go quickly and so we had planned on making it as busy as possible.

The most memorable day of the holiday was the day we drove to Disneyland. It was a big surprise for the boys. We pulled into the car park of Disneyland in the morning, to let the boys have a good time there. I asked them if they knew where we were. Having a quick look around saw a Mickey Mouse picture and a Disney symbol, they screamed with delight. They couldn't believe they were in Disneyland. They love Winnie the Pooh and Tiger so much.

But the fairy tale had to come to its end and soon the day of their departure came. They didn't want to leave me, but I had no choice. In some years when they would be more mature they could make the decision where to live for themselves. I also think of the great experience they had here in USA. They saw many places, things and people. They made many new friends. So I am living now, flying here and there, sometimes feeling torn between two countries and only due to Steward understanding and support I can bear this all.

I wish, I hope, I pray soon we all be one happy family…
Dina and Steward.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

dating younger women

Mick Jagger, Rupert Murdoch and Michael Douglas all have the right idea, evolutionarily speaking, states . Statistics show that monogamous men have the most children if they marry women younger than themselves. How much younger is the key question.

Last year, a study of Swedish census information suggested a 4 to 6-year age gap is best, but new research has found that in some circumstances a surprisingly large gap - 15 years - is the optimum.

Martin Fieder at the University of Vienna and Susanne Huber of the University of Veterinary Medicine, also in Vienna, Austria, studied the Swedish data and found that a simple equation related the age difference of the parents to the number of offspring. For people who had maintained monogamous relationships throughout adulthood, the most children were found in couples where the man was 4.0 to 5.9 years older than the woman.

The probable reasons behind this state of affairs are not controversial: "Men want younger women because they are physically attractive," says Fieder, while women tend to prioritize a partner who can provide security and stability, and so tend to opt for older men.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Russian hottie in Australia

Russian hottie brings special skills to Australia’s dream job.

SYDNEY - The Brisbane judging panel was investigating press reports that one of the 50 candidates it shortlisted for the dream job of caretaker on a paradise island in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a Russian girl worked as a porn star.

Britain’s scandal-mongering The Sun newspaper alleged that Russian police had interviewed Julia Yalovitsyna for her links with erotic film studios in her hometown of Petrazavodsk.

‘We are taking the claims made in the media seriously and are currently investigating the matter,’ a spokeswoman for the state government department running the innovative tourism promotion campaign said. ‘Tourism Queensland will decide on a course of action once we have accurate information.’

An astonishing 34,634 applicants were left clinging to the hope of being the sole wildcard entry when the Top 50 was named last month. The 11 finalists will be named and flown to Queensland’s Hamilton Island in May.

The Top 50 - from Britain, the US, Japan, Canada, Germany, Greece, India, China, Russia and 13 other countries - were selected on the creativity of the 60-second video-clip applications they submitted.

Like many of the women who applied, Yalovitsyna was bikini-clad in her pitch for the six-month posting.

If successful, she’ll be required to clean a swimming pool, feed fish and produce a blog to relay to the world her impressions of Hamilton as a holiday destination.

The dream job, though real, is essentially the hook in a tourism promotion campaign. Yalovitsyna and the rest of the Top 50 can be viewed on the website.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Russian woman in Dubai

A 28-year-old Russian woman, who visited Dubai on a tourist visa, and a 30-year-old male citizen of Lebanon, a salesman in a local store, were put on trial for drinking juice in a public place in the daytime during Muslim fasting.

The police caught the two people red-handed at a gas station in Dubai, reports with reference to Gulf News.

In accordance with the Federal Penal Code of the United Arab Emirates, a public intake of food and beverages during daytime hours of the month of Ramadan is forbidden by Article 313. The article stipulates the punishment in the form of either a monetary penalty – up to 2,000 dirhems ($555) – or even a term of up to one month in prison.

The young people told the court that they were not Muslims and were thus unaware of the fact that their actions could be punishable.

The court took the mitigating circumstances into consideration, but found the defendants guilty, since ignorance did not exclude responsibility. The court ruled that the young people must pay the fine of 1,000 dirhems ($278) each.

The case became the first one in Dubai in violation of Article 313 since the beginning of the month of Ramadan on September 1.

Thousands of men and women from Europe and Asia reside in the emirate of Dubai, the major tourist center of the Persian Gulf . Dubai is known as a relatively liberal region in comparison with other territories of the UAE. Tourists can be seen in the streets wearing shorts, whereas alcoholic beverages can often be available in bars and hotels.

This year, however, the authorities intend to remind all residents and guests of the emirate that they are staying on the territory of a Muslim country. There have been quite a number of incidents recently when the local police in plain clothes arrested women sunbathing topless, nudists and other violators of public order.

Many tourists acknowledge that that they do not always understand how they should behave in Dubai.

Guide-books advise tourists should always carry their IDs, or better their copies, with them for the majority of police officers wear plain clothes and can be rather meticulous in their inspections.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

if american men want to date foreign women....

Maryland men who wish to communicate with foreign women may need to visit their local police station if a highly controversial proposed Maryland bill (HB 596) becomes law. HB 596 recently introduced into the Maryland General Assembly by Delegate Joanne Benson would shockingly require Maryland residents to submit to criminal background checks before communication can begin if they use an international dating or pen pal site.

Perhaps the most appalling provision would potentially require Maryland men to provide to the Central Repository “a complete set of legible fingerprints taken at any designated state or local law enforcement office…” before they can initiate communication with a foreign woman. This is the type of draconian government intrusion into the personal sphere that Joseph Stalin would have approved.

Penalties for violations of the dating law include a fine not exceeding $12,000 or imprisonment not exceeding one year or both.

The title of the bill “Regulation of Marriage Brokers” is misleading and was used to suggest something sinister is occurring which needs to be regulated. The bill is littered with false, misleading and confusing language designed to suggest that international dating and friendship- a perfectly legitimate pursuit is somehow connected to trafficking or arranged marriages. These are actually two dissimilar activities and one activity is legal while the other activity is a crime. HB 596 would dangerously conflate both the legal and illegal activity as if they were the same.

The bill states it would regulate various for- profit enterprises including those that offer matrimonial and dating services. But the criminal disclosure requirements are performed before the couple has even met. How can you regulate matrimonial services if a relationship doesn’t even exist? It should come as no surprise that Delegate Joanne Benson the sponsor of this poorly written law is one of the most liberal lawmakers within the Maryland General Assembly.

Obviously the regulation of so-called “marriage brokers” is a spoof which surreptitiously masks the reality of a law that would violate the privacy rights of Maryland men. Simply put there is no justification to require Maryland citizens to provide their police records before they can exchange e mails with a foreigner. This is a blatant violation of the first Amendment (freedom of speech and freedom of association), the fifth and fourteenth Amendments (equal protection) as well as violations of article 2, 24, 40, 44 and article 46 in the Declaration of Rights of the Maryland Constitution.

Monday, July 6, 2009

russian singles in New York

The Russian-speaking population surged 254 percent from 1990 to 1998, currently totaling over 4 million Russian-speakers in the USA. Nearly 90% of this population lives in and around major urban centers, with large concentrations in New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area.

New York has the largest single Russian heritage population, with 460,261 people.

Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs of New York City, located southwest of Queens on the western tip of Long Island. An independent city until its consolidation with New York in 1898, Brooklyn is New York City's most populous borough, with 2.5 million residents and it is the most popular living place for Russians in New York.

According to 2005 U.S. Census Bureau 5.95% of 2.5 million are Russians.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Is the USA Violating the Rights of Foreign Women and Men?

Robert Mocny the Director of the US Visit program stated that all foreign nationals departing from two airports in the United States will have have their finger prints and pictures taken. The pilot program will be launched in Atlanta Georgia and Detroit Michigan.

The procedure will become mandatory for everyone including USA citizens and foreigners from 2010 onward. American authorities say that the procedure will not make passengers stay at the airports any longer than normal.

The screening process will take up to 1.6 minutes US officials claim.

Until recently, fingerprints were taken only from foreigners holding US entry visas. They received special passport inlays indicating the dates of their stay in the country as a result of the procedure. Now the question is this BIG Brother going to far? It almost sounds like a science fiction movie.

“Once a visa is issued and tied with a biometric, and once a passport is issued and tied to a biometric, that passport or visa cannot be used by anybody else,” Mocny said. “There are tens of millions of lost or stolen passports that circulate the globe on the black market used by international criminals and terrorists. This (biometric verification) puts a stop to that,” Mocny said.

The holders of green cards and the US citizens holding biometric passports will have their prints taken too.

Many people from around the world feel this will bring more problems and harm the image of the USA. Are Americans simply misunderstood around the world?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

real life story russian - american marriage

My name is Dina. And here is another happy internet story and I truly believe that you can find love on the internet, as I found mine on luckylovers, no matter what anyone says. That changed my life forever.

As a result of constant chatting I fell in love with a man from USA, this man later became my husband. I never would have thought it possible to love someone without seeing them in real life or touching them. Through the wonder of the internet we met and our faith in real love brought us together. We started to use internet chat privately, completely ignoring everything around us, both in our real lives and also on the net. I told him about my uneasy life. I told him about my biggest treasures in life – my two children. We agreed that I will come to see him. I t was a big step for me and didn't really know what I would face with on the other side of the world. God was me at that time. What I found was the most loving man I had ever met. We spent three wonderful months together before I had to return back home to sort out my life. I missed my children very much.

But time apart with Steward turned to be unbearable. Three months later he was ready to come to Russia for our reunion. Steward was eager to come to my country. But I realize it would be a real challenge for him. So many differences are between our countries. But as fate had pointed it, he had to return to the USA. What to do then…I had to make the decision…the decision about my children… I didn't want to leave them behind, and couldn't take them with me to an unknown country…I just did not want to hurt them in anyway…and there were also problems with my ex-husband (he did not let them to go with me).

Steward and I were finally married back in USA and it was a wonderful day. The only thing that would have made it perfect was if my boys had been with me. In summer my sons came for a holiday with my mother to the USA. They stayed for five weeks and I only wish it could have been longer…forever. But the boys are young and are at school and couldn’t be away from their school friends and surroundings. I couldn’t believe my eyes. They were here at last! After what seemed a lifetime of waiting outside their gate, I saw them, I moved towards them and held out my arms; they ran straight into them. They had traveled around the world to see me. We knew the five weeks would go quickly and so we had planned on making it as busy as possible.

The most memorable day of the holiday was the day we drove to Disneyland. It was a big surprise for the boys. We pulled into the car park of Disneyland in the morning, to let the boys have a good time there. I asked them if they knew where we were. Having a quick look around saw a Mickey Mouse picture and a Disney symbol, they screamed with delight. They couldn't believe they were in Disneyland. They love Winnie the Pooh and Tiger so much.

But the fairy tale had to come to its end and soon the day of their departure came. They didn't want to leave me, but I had no choice. In some years when they would be more mature they could make the decision where to live for themselves. I also think of the great experience they had here in USA. They saw many places, things and people. They made many new friends. So I am living now, flying here and there, sometimes feeling torn between two countries and only due to Steward understanding and support I can bear this all.

I wish, I hope, I pray soon we all be one happy family…
Dina and Steward.

Friday, June 26, 2009

intercultural marriage

if you know you’re going to be married to someone out of your culture, there are a few things to think about. Mainly, don’t do it just because it seems like it would be fun and great. It looks great from the outside, but that wow factor quickly gets old.

A successful intercultural for example russian-american marriage is GREAT, but not because of what it looks like from the outside. It’s because of how much work and time it took to overcome the obstacles to successfully communicate and understand each other well.

intercultural marriage

The experience of the marriage will probably be different for both. A husband will probably live in the country of origin and a wife will be a stranger in a new strange land. It’s important for the husband who is at home to support the new bride. Don’t make fun of or put down any lack of understanding about the culture. Try to learn some or all of your brides’s native language. Bring the positive parts of the culture into your home ....

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Why Russian Women?

one american gentleman opinion:

So…what makes these women so special?

This is a question often asked by men new to the world of international dating. Those guys fortunate enough to have met russian women or visited the Former Soviet Union (FSU) already know the answer!

The first thing is that a lot of those women still have “traditional” values. Russian women will want to have children and a family. Yes, she will want to be a wife and mother. Many will be totally happy in these roles alone. Many will like to work outside the home as well, some will not.

Rusian women know how to be a wife and mother! They learn these skills from their mother’s at a young age.

Most women in the FSU have a college degree or are working on one. Many have knowledge (at least to a degree) of a 2nd or 3rd language. These women are very well educated.

Russian woman will pride herself on her appearance, she will dress as nicely as she can afford, wear her make-up, and generally present herself as appealing.

How many times have you seen an overweight American woman going to the store or mall in her big bulky sweat pants, looking disheveled, as if she just rolled out of bed?
An FSU woman will NEVER let this happen to herself!

Russian woman will not let You go out of the house without a pressed shirt, nice pants, and polished shoes.

After nearly 80 years of Communist rule, the FSU has some of the most adaptable people anywhere in the world. Russian ladies, for the most part, know about living in a poor economy. They know how to make something out of nothing. They are not afraid of difficulties. In the West we tend to emphasize the outer things—money, possessions, etc… In the FSU, they more highly value the person. Friendship and inner beauty are very important to most of these women.

Compare this attitude to that of the average American woman. Many women in America today do not wish to be a wife and mother. They want to focus more on having a business career, or are more interested in dominating their partner. And how many American women have you seen out in public who look like they just woke up? Dressed in baggy sweats, hair not fixed, no make up, not even any attempt at all to make themselves presentable! Not to mention the fact that at least 25% of all American women are technically considered obese! There simply is no comparison between the vast majority of American women and the vast majority of women from the FSU! If you want to be happy for the rest of your life and married to a beautiful, intelligent woman who will value you, your family and herself then go out and find Russia.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

russian women domestic abuse

This is a transcript from PM. The program is broadcast around Australia at 5:10pm on Radio National and 6:10pm on ABC Local Radio. You can also listen to the story in REAL AUDIO

Reporter: Scott Bevan
LISA MILLAR: Home is meant to be a refuge, but for tens of thousands of Russian families it's the centre of violence, even death.

Experts estimate that on average, a woman dies every hour in Russia, due to domestic violence.

While a recent study has shown awareness of the issue is high, those working to prevent family violence say there has to be a major change in Russia's attitudes and laws to confront the problem.

Moscow correspondent Scott Bevan reports.

(Sounds of Valeria singing)

SCOTT BEVAN: Valeria is one of Russia's biggest pop stars.

(Valeria singing)

SCOTT BEVAN: When she sings of a relationship descending into violence, it's more than words and music to her; it's life experience.

VALERIA (singing): "You make me think that it's all my fault".

VALERIA: I've gone through hell. My ex-husband was a real tyrant…

SCOTT BEVAN: Valeria says she and her three children suffered physical and emotional abuse and she felt as though there was no escape.

VALERIA: I had no money. I had no, any rights. We live in the countryside where there was no police station nearby.

Even if it had, it wouldn't have helped. Police don't interfere in family matters.

SCOTT BEVAN: After ten years of marriage, Valeria says she and her children finally got out.

Across Russia the outcome in households that suffer domestic violence is frequently far more tragic, according to government figures.

MARINA PISKLAKOVA 14,000 women are killed as a result of domestic violence in Russia annually.

It's actually happening every hour. Like, while we are talking, a woman will die.

SCOTT BEVAN: Marina Pisklakova is the founder of the National Centre for the Prevention of Violence. She says about 60,000 women are registered by the police annually as being victims of domestic violence. But that figure represents only a fraction of the real number.

To be registered the victim has usually suffered significant physical injuries and Marina Pisklakova says that indicates a sever shortcoming in stopping domestic violence. She says there's not even a clear definition of domestic violence in Russian law.

MARINA PISKLAKOVA: We don't have a good prevention system. I other words our legislation doesn't allow intervention until it's almost too late.

SCOTT BEVAN: To even find somewhere to escape to before it's too late, can also be difficult.

(Sound of gate opening)

SCOTT BEVAN: Svetlana Petrova is showing me through a crisis centre for women that she helps run in Himke (phonetic), a city just outside Moscow.

The simple brick building wears a plaque that reads "salvation".

SCOT BEVAN: How busy does your centre get?

SVETLANA PETROVA(translated): It gets quite busy but we like that because it means work is being done and we're helping people.

SCOTT BEVAN: Each day up to 50 people seek help here and the centre provides emergency housing for seven. Although as Svetlana Petrova explains sometimes such is the demand, extra beds have to be found.

SVETLANA PETROVA(translated): Before there were no centres like this, so women just went to the police, health care centres or relatives and friends. I don't think they had anywhere to go to get qualified professional help.

SCOTT BEVAN: According to Marina Pisklakova from the National Centre for the Prevention of Violence, many still have nowhere to go.

She says there are just 22 shelters across Russia with none in Moscow itself.

MARINA PISKLAKOVA: By the European Council standards, Russia needs to have about 15,000 shelters. So we are lacking a lot.

SCOTT BEVAN: Yet experts say the problem is more than one of facilities, it's also of attitude.

The United Nations Population Fund has recently done a study that showed 90 per cent of women think violence is a problem in Russian Families. But Karl Kulessa from the fund says awareness is one thing, doing something about it is another.

KARL KULESSA: The issue of domestic violence is seen as a private matter mostly in Russia. So I think maybe there's a feeling among women that the services are not out there and so traditionally they do not go outside the family to resolve the issues of violence

SCOTT BEVAN: Marina Pisklakova believes attitudes are changing.

She says police, for instance, take the issue more seriously and that it's just been announced special units to deal with domestic violence are to be established.

What's desperately needed, Marina Pisklakova says, are better laws to deal with domestic violence, and to try and prevent it happening in the first place.

MARINA PISKLAKOVA: It took us a long time to make this problem visible.

Now I think it's getting better but yes, while we are speaking and while we are trying to push for the law, for some women it will be still too late.

LISA MILLAR: Marina Pisklakova, the founder of Russia's National Centre for the Prevention of Violence.

And that report from Moscow correspondent Scott Bevan.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Things Never to Say or Do in Russia

Sometimes, knowing what NOT to do is even more important if you want to fit in or at least produce a good impression. Read on to find out about ten Russian social taboos.

Don't come to visit empty-handed

If you're invited over for dinner, or just for a visit, don't come to a Russian house with nothing. What you bring doesn't really matter — a box of chocolates, flowers, or a small toy for a child. Russian hosts prepare for company by cooking their best dishes and buying delicacies that they normally wouldn't for themselves. If, after all this effort, a guest shows up without even a flower, Russians believe he doesn't care.

Don't leave your shoes on in someone's home

Russian apartments are covered in rugs. Often, they're expensive Persian rugs with intricate designs, which aren't cleaned as easily as traditional American carpeting. Besides, Russians walk a lot through dusty streets, instead of just stepping from the car directly into the home. For these reasons, and also because this tradition has gone on for centuries, Russians take off their street shoes when they enter private residencies. The host usually offers a pair of tapochki (tah-puhch-kee; slippers); if you go to a party, women usually bring a pair of nice shoes to wear inside. And again, if you fail to take your shoes off, nobody will say anything. But sneak a peek: Are you the only person wearing your snow-covered boots at the dinner table?

Don't joke about the parents

Russians aren't politically correct. Go ahead and tell an anyekdot (uh-neek-doht; joke) based on ethnicity, appearance, or gender stereotypes; just steer clear of jokes about somebody's mother or father. You won't be understood.

Don't toast with "Na Zdorov'ye!"

People who don't speak Russian usually think that they know one Russian phrase: a toast, Na Zdorov'ye! Little do they know that Na Zdorov'ye! (nuh zdah-rohv'-ee; for health) is what Russians say when somebody thanks them for a meal. In Polish, indeed, Na Zdorov'ye! or something close to it, is a traditional toast. Russians, on the other hand, like to make up something long and complex, such as, Za druzhbu myezhdu narodami! (zah droozh-boo myezh-doo nuh-roh-duh-mee; To friendship between nations!) If you want a more generic Russian toast, go with Za Vas! (zuh vahs; To you!)

Don't take the last shirt

A Russian saying, otdat' poslyednyuyu rubashku (aht-daht' pahs-lyed-nyu-yu roo-bahsh-koo; to give away one's last shirt), makes the point that you have to be giving, no matter what the expense for yourself. In Russia, offering guests whatever they want is considered polite. Those wants don't just include food or accommodations; old-school Russians offer you whatever possessions you comment on, like a picture on the wall, a vase, or a sweater.

Now, being offered something doesn't necessarily mean you should take it. Russians aren't offering something because they want to get rid of it; they're offering because they want to do something nice for you. So, unless you feel that plundering their home is a good idea, don't just take things offered to you and leave. Refuse first, and do so a couple of times, because your hosts will insist. And only accept the gift if you really want this special something, but then return the favor and give your hosts something nice, as well.

Don't underdress

Russians dress up on more occasions than Americans do. Even to go for a casual walk, a Russian woman may wear high heels and a nice dress. A hardcore feminist may say women do this because they're victimized and oppressed. But Russian women themselves explain it this way, "We only live once; I want to look and feel my best."

On some occasions, all foreigners, regardless of gender, run the risk of being the most underdressed person in the room. These occasions include dinner parties and trips to the theater. Going to a restaurant is also considered a festive occasion, and you don't want to show up in your jeans and T-shirt, no matter how informal you think the restaurant may be. In any case, checking on the dress code before going out somewhere is a good idea.

Don't go dutch

Here's where Russians differ strikingly from Western Europeans. They don't go Dutch. So, if you ask a lady out, don't expect her to pay for herself, not at a restaurant or anywhere else. You can, of course, suggest that she pay, but that usually rules out the possibility of seeing her again. She may not even have money on her. Unless they expect to run into a maniac and have to escape through the back exit, Russian women wouldn't think of bringing money when going out with a man.

Don't let a woman carry something heavy

This rule may make politically correct people cringe, but Russians believe that a man is physically stronger than a woman. Therefore, they believe a man who watches a woman carry something heavy without helping her is impolite.

Don't overlook the elderly on public transportation

When Russians come to America and ride public transportation, they're very confused to see young people sitting when an elderly person is standing nearby. They don't understand that in America, an elderly person may be offended when offered a seat. In Russia, if you don't offer the elderly and pregnant women a seat on a bus, the entire bus looks at you as if you're a criminal. Women, even (or especially) young ones, are also offered seats on public transportation. But that's optional. Getting up and offering a seat to an elderly person, on the other hand, is a must.

Don't burp in public

Bodily functions are considered extremely impolite in public, even if the sound is especially long and expressive, and the author is proud of it.

Moreover, if the incident happens (we're all human), don't apologize. By apologizing, you acknowledge your authorship, and attract more attention to the fact. Meanwhile, Russians, terrified by what just happened, pretend they didn't notice, or silently blame it on the dog. Obviously, these people are in denial. But if you don't want to be remembered predominantly for this incident, steer clear of natural bodily functions in public.

These rules are a bit archaic these days. Take off shoes in apartment, offer a seat to elder, don't go dutch, and offer a help to woman is still a good idea though.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

sex tourist sentenced to 25 years

A federal judge here sentenced a wealthy New Jersey businessman to 25 years in prison on charges he traveled to eastern Europe to molest boys in exchange for money and gifts.

Forty-five-year-old Anthony Mark Bianchi, of North Wildwood, was sentenced today. He was convicted of having sex with or attempting to have sex with at least a half-dozen boys on foreign soil on trips from 2003 to 2005.

Several boys were brought to Philadelphia from their isolated village in Moldova to testify against Bianchi during the three-week trial. He has been in prison since his arrest in January 2006.

Bianchi's defense lawyer has said the defense was crippled by the government's threat to have his Moldovan co-counsel charged with witness intimidation if he appeared in Philadelphia to testify.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Nonimmigrant Visa for a Fiance(e) (K-1)

Men who are in love with Russian women might be scared of the marriage itself, simply because they think there will be a flood of paperwork to cope up with. They are intimidated by the mere thought of the tremendous volume of Visa problems that might happen. And that is why they might even back out from the marriage.

If you are one of those men, you must bear in mind that such problems should not deter you from acquiring your true love, or your love is probably not true at all. It is right that there will be paperwork to do, and you cannot avoid it, but just think about the bliss when you will actually be able to marry a Russian woman you love

You must be sure why you are marrying a Russian woman in the first place. Is it love? If it is, then there is no reason why some people's deterring comments or some amount of paperwork should stop you. Wherever you saw the Russian woman of your dreams, in her country, in yours or even on an online dating site, it is now important that you are in love. You must marry her and bring her home, disregarding all the problems that might crop up on the way.

Try to understand a bit about the Fiance Visa, because that is what you will need to know first. This Visa is also known as the K1 Visa. With this Visa, you can bring your Russian woman into the United States for a particular time. This time is accorded for you to get married, and usually extends up to three months. This time limit is sufficient for you to make your final decision about the big step.

The Fiance Visa is a non immigrant Visa. Though this Visa will grant the Russian woman you want to marry rights to stay with you for some time, it does not make her a citizen. Hence, after you have married, you must prove that you are living together as a functional family. This will enable you to fill a Petition for Alien Fiance, form number I-129F.

You will be able to take your fiancee to your home country with this petition, and then solemnize the marriage. If she has children, then the children will need to fill out petitions for K3 Visas to enter the United States. That will enable them to get full citizenship within the country. Your spouse will get full citizenship through the K4 Visa, which can be applied for after the marriage. In this way, you will be able to live together. All these Visas also allow the citizens to seek for jobs and get full citizenship rights. An Employment Authorization Document could be needed for getting employed.

All this is not so difficult as it seems. There are precise guidelines for filling up each document, do not use attorneys who can help you apply for the right, it will cost money, you can save - U.S. department of state

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