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And the number continued to drop to 6 percent among those aged 25 or younger.As the economic motivation to search for a partner abroad has weakened, most of the reasons for looking beyond Russia's borders are cultural, says dating coach and English teacher Svetlana Tolstykh, 40.When Russia plunged into chaos following the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of its citizens looked for a reliable way out.Naturally, foreigners were viewed as a bridge to the more developed and "civilized" 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.
But among younger Russian women, who did not experience life under the Soviet Union and are too young to be scarred by past experiences, foreign men have less cachet.
During the speed dating session, most women told the Moscow Times reporter that dating a Russian man would be easier and cause less friction.
Today, European countries and Turkey are more in vogue. Decades after the Soviet collapse, the "American Boy" fantasy is starting to fade.
"Who the most desirable foreigners are, depends on fashion. Following an economic boom during Putin's first term, living standards have improved and many of the perks of living in the West are now on offer in Moscow too.Tolstykh, whose agency "Here I Am" helps Russian women establish relationships with European men, said most of her clients were "mature" women who had already gone through a divorce or had been disappointed by their relationships with their fellow countrymen.