Next time you are thinking about that mail order russian bride, I suggest you read this.
Its all a scam people. They really don't want to leave Russia, they would rather scam you for some money and live out their pitiful lives out in some russian city. Cause ya know, 2 grand to you is like 20 grand to them. Maybe they could afford somthing to eat other than vodka (since there is no water in Russia) and some sort of bread or meat staple. (they have grocery stores, but they only like to shop to look at the empty shelves there)
Now don't get me wrong, there may be some nice russian girl that wants to leave, have a nice life in america ect.. but the majortiy love to suffer. It must be a russian thing.