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Naturally, foreigners were viewed as a bridge to the more developed and "civilized" West.The popular rock group Kombinatsiya summed up in endearing, if flawed, English what was most on Russian girls' minds: "American boy, American joy. " Russian women gained a name for going weak in the knees for anyone from the West.Her self-help book promises to hand women the key to "joint travel, candlelight dinners, a home in Europe" and a "comfortable life" in 90 days.Ponomaryova says that the industry has gone through trends."You can just speak English and heads will turn," said Sean, 26, an English language teacher.Russian women are also more forward, he says: "You can just be talking to someone and some beautiful girl will come up to you with a chat-up line.
Tolstykh said that more travel experience meant the younger generation of Russian women no longer viewed foreigners through "rose-colored glasses." Terror stories about women who have moved abroad have helped to paint a less rosy picture of mixed marriages.
(NOTE: This event will take place at the American Center and not the U.
When Russia plunged into chaos following the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of its citizens looked for a reliable way out.
Celebrate Fourth of July with us by welcoming a group of 6 students and 2 professors from Appalachian State University in North Carolina.
They will conduct a fun event with you called “Speed Dating with American Culture,” a fast and fun activity where you will be able to sit at stations with these students and get to know different aspects of American culture – such as food, music, campus life, American jokes, sports and much more. Be prepared to meet some great people, learn about American culture and have a lot of fun!