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Indeed, in her view, the economic crisis has made Moscow women want to stick with the familiar.
"It's better to wed one of your own, than an overseas prince.
Many of the agencies also offer English language courses and translators to facilitate online communication.
In many cases, the linguistic efforts are rewarded.
Life is not as scary," said one respondent in a poll conducted by the website.
Dating coach Tolstykh expects that the niche of women expressly looking for foreigners will become smaller as a new generation of Russian men adopt more emancipated views on relationships.
Type the Russian words for "get married" or "meet" and "foreigner" into Yandex — the Russian equivalent for Google — and a door opens.
"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 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.
The popular state television program "Let Them Talk" recently covered in detail a story of a Russian woman who moved to Norway and was then beaten to death by her Norwegian husband.
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.
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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.