Why Single Russian Women
Seek Husbands From Abroad
RUSSIA IS FACING A POPULATION CRISIS
Experts believe Russia's population, currently estimated at 142 million, could decline by as much as 20 million over the next 25 years. Men are
especially at risk due to poor health habits, alcoholism and already low life expectancy (58 years.)
On average, women outlive men in Russia by 16 years.
The distribution of gender is 49,534,076 males and 52,958,107 females from the age of 15-64. Women who are of a typical marriage age greatly outnumber
similar men! According to Russia's Ministry of Statistics, in the year 2000 there were approximately 12 million more Russian women then men!
Russia's population has declined by 2.5 million in the past 10 years. In an address to the nation in 2007, Vladimir Putin said that 80% of people
who die annually of working age in Russia are men!
In December 2006, in response to the above crisis, Russia's government passed a law allowing mothers who had a second child the equivalent of $10,000
US Dollars in support. Unfortunately many Russian men are still not interested in having more children.
Alcohol plays a part in the deaths of 2/3's of Russian men under 55.
RUSSIAN WOMEN ARE OFTEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST WHEN APPLYING FOR WORK
Because there are no sexual harassment laws in Russia, women seeking employment will often write "no intimate relations" on their resumes and job
applications to prevent being targeted.
On average, women earn 40 cents for every dollar Russian men are paid.
Women with children are highly discriminated against when seeking employment.
In some areas, 85% of Russia's unemployed are women.
FAMILY LIFE AND MARRIAGE CAN BE HARD FOR RUSSIAN WOMEN
Every fourth marriage in Russia encounters some sort of domestic violence.
Every year, 14,000 Russian women are tragically killed by their husbands, versus 1200 in America according to the 2001 Bureau of Justice Statistics
A 2003 study by the Russian Ministry of the Interior involving victims of spousal abuse found that most women blame themselves for being abused
by their husbands. A similar study showed that Russian women suffer abuse for long periods of time before reporting it due to the social stigma
of being divorced and a single mother.
I have met or interviewed hundreds of foreign women since I began in the International Marriage experience years ago. 99% of these ladies, when
asked, told me the number one quality they valued in their future life-partner - was KINDNESS!
In the end, Russian women may love their families, friends and even country - but finding a happy, healthy, productive and family-oriented guy will
often require them to look abroad for someone like YOU!
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