Good question, let me try to explain that:
The real and fundamental reason why women look for a life partner abroad is that they are not happy in their love life and cannot find a suitable partner in Russia. It’s that simple!
The demographic reason behind that is that there are 10 million more women in Russia than men.
Some women are destined to stay single. The cultural notion for a Russian woman is to get married and have a family; this is the necessary condition of success for a woman. This is why even successful career women feel unfulfilled if they don’t have a husband and family, and some of them use search for a partner abroad as an option. They do it because they want to meet a suitable partner for marriage.
Russian women do not choose between Russian men and foreign men. They choose between staying single for life and having her own family.
They want to have good husbands. The objective reasons why Russians can’t make good husbands are alcohol abuse, and their poor health conditions. All have their roots in the society life. Women of 18 years old have no problems with finding appropriate partners of their age, and most of them do. The problems start later. The society and life conditions push men towards alcohol addiction, which cause in its turn problems with health. There are, of course, men who are healthy and take good care of their families, but they usually get married early and stay married.
The Russian life expectancy of male is: age 59.19 (American men: over 74) and for women: 73.1 (2007).
source: CIA fact book
There is also such a reason as demographic disproportion between men and women. Women outnumber men, and though this difference is not really huge (3-7% according to different issues), it gives a big absolute number of lonely women, who have zero chances to find a life partner. The demographic disproportion also does not take place in the age group 18-25 years old, and starts from the age of 30 and up.
Russian women want MARRIAGE, to love and be loved. Security and a better life go as a part of the package.
Thanks to Elena Petrova I have posted this article