Many clients are inquisitive
about the standard of living in Russia, especially those gentlemen who have
already made commitments to visit Togliatti. When they are not thinking about
the ladies that they will soon visit, they often are pondering other aspects
of Russian society .....
Here on the left we see a Russian-made washing machine (circa
1978) preparing to wash its' last load. When this electric canister was filled
with soap & water and plugged-in, it would agitate clothing or other fabrics
in an attempt to make them clean. After an undetermined amount of time, the
contents would be rung in the bathtub and hung to line-dry in an enclosed
On the right we see the modern-day Russian-made replacement.
Today the cost of this machine is around $450.00 US. With an average Russian
salary of approximately $60.00 per month, most Russian consumers must work
for 7.5 months or more to afford such a machine. The accrual of such disposable
income is all but impossible for most working-class Russian families.
Americans fashion themselves to be an adventurous lot. Quite possibly traveling
out of the USA for the first time, another way of anticipating their visit
to Togliatti may be to indulge thoughts of eating cherished Russian delicacies.
"When in Rome ... do as the Romans do."
Dried salted fish is a national Russian delicacy. Here this tasty treat is
topped-off with a couple of Russian "cold ones." Not for the faint-of-heart
... this enticing snack will challenge the strongest of American sensibilities.
May 21, 2000
Some customer demographics:
Our site has now received over 19,000 hits since our on-line debut February
29, 2000. Ironically, a mere 1.5% of those impressions spent enough time on
our site to register a Username and Password, thus allowing themselves a demonstration
of some of the hi-tech features that our unique multifunction database has
to offer. Like bumblebees hovering near a flower (but failing to land)....
possibly the majority or our visitors are simply unimpressed with the fact
that volgagirl.com has yet to amass thousands of female registrants within
our photo galleries. We do understand that more ladies equates to more potential
partners, and our USA & Russian management teams will meet in Togliatti for
three weeks in June-July and another two weeks in August for the anticipated
launch of a multi-media advertising campaign aimed at dramatically increasing
our marriage oriented female registrants in search of a like-minded potential
Over the past three month, we have had the pleasure of servicing
clients from around the globe. As recently as the past month we have included
links to a number of Russian-bride sites that have drawn both registered users
and subsequent clients from the Netherlands, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and
Denmark. volgagirl.com is virtually unknown among the search engines, and
we are now working to improve that aspect of our marketing effort.
As a way of saying, "Thank you for exploring our site," a
free 2-address package was provided to over 200 registered users last month.
Since that time only a fraction of those potential clients have returned to
choose the addresses of their choice. Our management team here in Boonton
& in Togliatti do not quite understand why, but it is clear that the view-to-sales
ratio in this industry is very low. We can best interpret this to reflect
that many men may ascribe to the philosophy that "bigger is better," or that
many potential western husbands are simply in the stage of pre-contemplation
about joining the ranks of those who correspond in a more serious manner in
search of a beautiful Russian bride. Some men have obviously chosen to correspond
with some of the ladies through the regular postal system. The delivery rate
for such letters is quite poor (maybe 60-80 percent), and takes weeks to arrive
from American shores. We ask you why you would wish to choose a 2-3 week transmission
time for such letters when for a standard fee of 3.10 for 2+ pages (package
plans as low as 2.35) -- your intended recipient could have the message in
her hands, translated if necessary, in as little as 3-4 hours?
Volgagirl.com is fortunate and grateful in that we have experienced
some early loyalty among clients that are ages 43-52. A number of these men
are seeking women from ages 27-42, and are utilizing almost every service
that we have to offer. Within 90 days of our online debut -- 3 clients are
soon planning to visit Togliatti to meet the ladies that they have frequently
corresponded with over the past two, three, or four months. A fast turn-around
time with correspondence translates to a larger window of opportunity for
those who are seriously searching for a Russian bride. We wish these gentlemen
all the best, add that will be with them throughout their foreign journey,
and are confident that they can find what they are looking for. These men
have approached their endeavor with an organized and solid plan. The results
that they will reap are directly related to the concentrated efforts that
they have sown. It's the time-honored adage, "You get what you put into it."
Consider The Concept
Having myself (volgagirl.com General Director Craig Jay Rich)
taken a short ride on "The Russian-Bride-Learning-Curve"©, I can honestly
say that there is a distinct advantage to corresponding with women who all
reside in a centrally located area. Additionally, the opportunity to receive
full-service support in assisting me with most all of my correspondence and
travel needs is not only practical, but a hot combination the likes of which
is extremely difficult find outside the overplayed American stomping-grounds
in and around Moscow, St. Petersburg, Odessa & Kiev.
The ladies in Togliatti, Ulianovsk and Samara have yet to
experience American men. There are very few Americans traveling to these cities
to meet potential Russian brides. There have previously been no organized
romance tours. The ladies that you will correspond with through volgagirl.com
have not attended year-round weekly socials at any number of large tourist
hotels; such is often the case in Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia, and
Kiev and Odessa in the Ukraine.
The cities of Togliatti, Ulianovsk, and Samara have a combined
population of 2.75 million residents. Samara and Ulianovsk are within a 90-minute
radius of Togliatti. The Volga region of central Russia is essentially untouched
by neither western confluence or influence.