Here, it's the norm and men who behave abusively would be quickly sorted out or left without a wife.
In Russia, men who drink, sleep around, beat up their wives (about 16,000 women in Russia are KILLED every year by their partners or family members) - those men are a norm.
If they could find a good partner in their own country, they would choose this option any day of the week!
They are modern educated women who want to have a modern family life - not more, not less.
I simply wanted to get married and have a husband and kids and my own family!
It is really the Russian family culture that pushes those women to look for a partner elsewhere.My feeling, this is the reason why most Asian brides get married, to provide for their families.This is totally different with Russian women: they get married for themselves, for their own happiness and future for their kids.Leaving Russia (or her other home country, Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan or any other country of the former Soviet Union), leaving Russia will be very hard for her, losing her family and friends at once and moving into unknown country to start her life all over, but the cultural standard for a woman to have family (marriage and kids) as her highest priority is so strong, some women are brave enough to look into unknown and start looking for a partner abroad.In other words, good men in Russia are rare - by a good man I mean a man who doesn't drink, doesn't sleep around, doesn't abuse his wife and is able to hold a stable job and provide for the family.