Author Archives: Katya Romanova

Wealthy Western Men vs. Unprivileged Russian/Ukrainian Women

When I asked several wealthy and upper-middle class men from USA, UK and South Africa why they go out of their way to find a wife in another country, namely Russia/Ukraine, they gave me this interesting response: "Women in are overly demanding, spoilt and expect no less than a platinum diamond ring costing as much as some people's yearly salary." What these men wanted instead is a humble wife and a caring mother. They longed for a woman that would appreciate little things in life and be a faithful companion for eternity. Evidently, the local supply of women could not…
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The Language Of Love As The Greatest Deception In Bilingual Relationships

"We speak the language of love!" - do you recognize someone in a bilingual relationship who has said that? Or maybe it is yourself who used to mention that to your friends? As a person who has a particular interest in relationships where two partners speak different languages, I have heard this phrase too many times. And as a person who is myself in a bilingual marriage, I consider it one of the most dangerous deceptions. To communicate on a so-called 'language of love' is great for the first few months of your romance, where you can relax and let…
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Russian Women And ChatRoulette Type Of Websites

Recently I have received a question from one of my readers. He was asking: "Is it possible to find Russian women on chatroulette type of websites, to be exact " This is a very interesting question and I found myself coming across this subject quite often lately. Russian women just like any other women can be found anywhere. All depends on what you are looking for. As I mentioned in my precious blogs and the upcoming book, many russian women are reserved and shy, thus maybe not be the best place for your amorous search. Moreover, I cannot promise those…
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What do Russian women like about foreign/American men?

After a few years of keeping this blog I still get one repetitive question: "What do Russian women like about foreign/American men?" And since my response always breaks all known stereotypes about Russian women being 'mail order brides', I am ready to answer this question over and over again. To be loud and clear I will give you a list of things Russian women like and get from foreign partners rather than from Russian men. In my list I will be going from the least important to the most important. 1. Opportunity to see the world outside of Russia. Unless…
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What Is Going On In Russia? Will It Affect Relationship With Your Russian Woman?

Ever since the Crimea crisis a lot of my listeners and readers asked me to comment on how this whole situation affects mixed couples especially those of Russian girls with American partners/boyfriends/husbands. The Crimea situation is certainly a difficult one, and as any International crisis it can put two loving people of a different origin against each other. I have witnessed broken friendships because of this conflict. It is unfortunate that due to an outpour of political propaganda people stopped looking at each other as individuals but rather see one another as states. I will be honest with you. It…
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Russian Dating Websites vs. Real Life Meeting. Avoiding Russian Xenophobia.

As a person who never used dating websites and met her husband with no help of the Internet, I was always a 'pro-real meeting' and used to put dating websites to doubt (despite the fact that many of them are successful at what they do). It's just that a part of me always thought that it was hard to feel if a person is right for you through the screens and wires of the web. Recent events made me look at Russian dating websites and meeting women via the net differently. Many friends of mine are well aware that my…
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How To Get Married In Russia? List Of Documents You Need.

For some couples with foreign partner(USA, EU, Canada), to get married in Russia may be the only option. For couples like these who struggle to find full and reliable list of documents to do that I dedicate this blog post. There is no point in arguing about unbreakable Russian bureaucratic system. Unfortunately, you either try your best to obey it or choose another country to get married. But trying to change the system is as impossible as changing the spots on a leopard. So what are the documents you will need in case you decide to get married in Russia?…
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