More and more Russian women are moving to Canada and most of them do so to join their new Canadian husband. Canada has seen a net increase in Russian women immigration after the USSR break-up in 1992. It became easier for foreign men to travel to Russia and for Russian women to travel abroad as well.
At the same time, many local marriage agencies were emerging all over Russia and former USSR countries such as Belarus, Ukraine and many others. Single Russian women who were searching a foreign husband registered with those agencies that had their profile and pictures in their printed catalogue. They would share their profiles with foreign agencies representing single men in the Canada, the USA and most countries of the west.
Russian women and foreign men would sometimes share some correspondence through regular mail but it could take weeks for a letter to make it back and forth – if it did not get lost in the way. Fortunately, the mid nineties saw the Internet being more and more available. That changed the whole picture – it enabled single Russian women seeking a foreign husband to know their correspondent with emails.
However, not too many single Russian women had access to the Internet in those years but the marriage agencies did. And of course, in Canada and most countries of the west, the Internet became available to most people much faster. The process of getting to know each other was considerably shortened from what could take months with regular letters. Not only the Internet allows to exchange letters and photos almost instantly, it also allow for audio-video calls with programs like Skype – adding a sense of reality to the doubts that can exist while a relation is purely virtual.
Another factor that can contribute to making Canadian men and Russian women attracted to each other may be the fact that they share a similar climate and environment. Although, these two countries have quite different governments in many ways, they have many important points in common, such a free healthcare and free education. Whatever may be the reasons, each year, more and more Russian women are becoming the wives of lucky Canadian men!