Herein we post your frequently asked questions. We have
done our best to answer them with quality, informative information to guide
and assist you in your quest to find a suitable Russian-bride.
QUESTIONUpon browsing through A Volga
Girl's Main Photo Gallery, I notice that many of the ladies have never
had their address purchased. Why is this the case and is something wrong with
ANSWERA Volga Girl profiles all
women regardless of whether we feel the ladies "look like models ...
or are the most beautiful." Our office
quarters in Togliatti are located in a well-known building and we hold
a full-time presence there. We do not feel it proper nor fair to screen our
female applicants based upon their "looks." Many other sites choose
to profile only those girls that they deem most attractive and desirable.
They actually tell their clients that they accept only a few in every 10 or
20 applications. Our Togliatti, Samara and Ulianovsk applicants apply in-person.
Our company policy precludes us from turning these women away based upon a
subjective assumption that any of these ladies would not make excellent wives,
mothers & companions.
Therefore, there will naturally be many ladies whom our site
browsers do not choose to correspond with. When we come across an Internet
site whereby all of the ladies are all absolutely gorgeous ... please beware!
A Volga Girl assumes that the overall impression provided when viewing
our Main Photo Gallery will be supportive of the fact that these ladies are
real and sincerely desire an American or other western-oriented husband.
QUESTION Many similar
sites offer "free services" to their male clients and A Volga
Girl does not. Why is that?
ANSWER Every company in business expects
to make a profit. All sites that offer "free services" for the men
are merely deriving their profits from their female clients. Other sites offer
all-inclusive packages that are seemingly too-good-to-be-true. Those sites
are one step behind those offering free services to their male clients, as
they do charge the men a little, yet fail to reveal that the woman must also
pay to utilize their services. Once the male client has discovered this, his
prepaid, all-inclusive, too-good-to-be-true package plan must now be subsidized
with additional monies to cover the cost of the ladies service utilization.
The the management at A Volga Girl believes that
while any such business practices may be legal, they are exploitive and deceptive.
What we offer are fair and consistently priced services, personalized customer
service and support, a high level of automated efficiency, honesty and business
integrity, but neither promotes nor offers "free services" to our
male clients if there is a corresponding payment/fee to the female registrants.
Russia is a very poor country and easily fits the standard definition of a
2nd-world nation. Many of the women living there are truly compelled to search
elsewhere for a better life and opportunity, especially when provided with
the opportunity to correspond and eventually meet a man with whom they can
build a mutually loving and trusting relationship. Once again; A Volga
Girl is a business that expects to make a profit, yet our goals in doing
so have some clearly defined boundaries.
Please be advised that not one of the women found within
our photo gallery have paid any fees whatsoever to become a part of our network,
and as well are in no way held responsible for any of the charges or fees
associated with any portion or aspect of our service offerings.
is it advisable to work through an agency rather than correspond on my own?
ANSWER It is an obvious assumption to reason
that .34 cents postage costs less than 3.10 for approximately a 1,000 word
2-page email. One drawback of the regular postal system is that the delivery
times runs three to four weeks from the US to Russia. Yet it is not totally
ill-advised to make an initial address purchase of 20 ladies, followed by
sending out a standard letter of introduction, & wait to see what happens.
Within 2 months time response usually begin to trickle in. For the curious,
patient, & casually interested man, such an approach is both economical
& practical. Once responses are received & the initial field of 10,
15, or 20 is narrowed to 10 or 7 or 5 ladies, and inevitably three or four
-- such is the time that email correspondence might make more sense to particular
At first glance the scenario as outlined above is perfectly
logical, though there are some uncontrolled variables which must be highlighted
in order to provide the Russian bride-minded man with information upon which
to better base important relationship decisions. Using the postal system to
meet the transportation needs of your correspondence is viable only under
two circumstances. First -- you a corresponding with ladies who have a credible
level of knowledge of either English or another native language. In such cases
the obvious drawback is merely the time it takes to exchange round-trip letters.
A second option to using a full-service network is to engage
the one dimensional services of a third party to translate your correspondence
into your familiar language. Frequently such services will either return their
finished translation directly to your email address for regular mail posting,
or possibly offer to transmit the letter to either Kiev, Odessa, Moscow or
St. Petersburg -- whereby your letter will meander through the Russian mail
system through normal or registered mail channels over the following one to
Our experience has reflected that even though many women
self-report their Level of English at "3", it is frequently proven
by your received response that a more accurate assessment determines her level
to be a "2". Of course, it is possible to sift through the early
exchange of biographical information (i.e. "I live with my parents &
younger brother ... I have a degree in Engineering ... I work at a bakery,
and so forth), it is quite difficult to correspond on a more intellectual
and feeling level when communication is restrained by the common bond supported
by a familiar language.
These are the obvious considerations. Now some detail on
the less obvious considerations.
In an effort to "protect" both male and female
clients, any credible network makes the reasonable suggestion to utilize their
email forwarding services not
merely to boost revenues or speed your messages along. There is plausible
merit to having all correspondence in both directions "monitored".
Predators on both sides of this fence exist, and any individuals corresponding
on their own (between themselves) are running the possible though less probable
risk of being deceived in a number of ways. Does this woman truly exist?
When registration applications are sent across oceans, how
does a network know if the lady is for real? ... or is she an older woman,
younger sister, or even a Boris or Vladimir doing the corresponding! While
these circumstances are not at all common -- they are documented, and the
poor soul on the wrong end of such a scenario usually pays a bitter price.
It may be in the form of a "fictitious travel expense," or possibly
in the form of solicited gifts or even cash. "My grandmother needs an
operation or she will surely die ... please send me $1,000.00 via Western
When individuals work through an established, honest network,
such claims are always monitored and investigated. Given the rare instance
that one is able to correspond with ladies all common to an immediate geographic
area such as Togliatti, Ulianovsk, and Samara ... the contact that the network's
local presence has with these ladies better insures the honesty and integrity
of the correspondence process.
Once correspondence progresses and two parties have truly
developed a deeper interest in each other, "What of the additional aspects
of this entire process?" Translation
telephone calls, additional photo sets,
live videos, gift deliveries, foreign
language lessons, and local travel arrangements are all mutually beneficial
considerations for the serious-minded Russian bride oriented male. Having
to contract for separate services can be daunting task given the geographic
width and breadth of the vast Russian interior.
am corresponding with more than one woman in Togliatti. Each one has mentioned
to me that she will take her vacation during my visit. I feel guilty, and
might be heading toward trouble. How should I handle this?
ANSWER While it is understood that most
men do not date numerous women at the same time, the reality of "foreign
correspondence" makes it difficult and impractical to repeatedly start
over when necessary. Frequent trips to Russia are also an improbability
for most men. Therefore, we suggest an approach that has proven successful
in addressing this dilemma: Halfway between the time you begin corresponding
and then make plan to vist, you would include the following in one of your
letters: "In the event that I am not what you are looking for
and considering my seriousness in finding a Russian bride ... I have made
contact with other women."
Our experience has shown us that most ladies, while not enthused
over your honest admission, will accept this. The positive fact that they
were one of three or four women that you chose to continue to correspond with,
out of a gallery of over 2000, is usully something that they will recognize.
Visiting Togliatti and "sneaking around" will rarely work, and is
deceitful as well. Many of the ladies have remarked that they would have been
surprised if their visitor traveld over 6000 just to see them. Others feel
somewhat relieved in that they feel no pressure of obligation should the couple
not be suited for each other, and the only way to know this is to meet in-person.
A mature person will understand such reasoning. In the rare instance that
someone will choose to break a writing relationship under such circumstances,
it can also be reasoned that such a person may well lack the emotional stability
necessary to survive and prosper in a cross-cultual relationship in a strange
bring my lady to America on a Fiancée Visa whenever I wish?
ANSWER Yes, but the US Bureau of Citizenship
and Immigration (formerly the INS) requires that you must have met your fiancée,
in person, sometime within the last two years. Additionally, it is highly
recommended that you print out all email messages, save copies of all telephone
bills, package receipts, postmarked envelopes & any other correspondence
that will help to substantiate that your relationship is genuine, and not
simply a ploy for the lady to gain easy access to the United States. Please
consult our A Volga Girl's "Links" page for more detailed
information about this important decision.
QUESTION What is
a realistic timeframe within which I would begin corresponding, make a subsequent
trip to Togliatti, and eventually bring one of the ladies I will visit to
the United States on a Fiancée Visa?
ANSWERA Volga Girl suggests (ideally)
corresponding for two to four months (though many clients correspond for 6
months or more) before making a trip to Togliatti. In truth, this formula
only makes sense to the serious minded man in search of a Russian bride. Once
the formality of exchange of the typical biographical information is made
-- all of the correspondence in the world will not substitute for actual in-person
time-spent with the future candidates for Mrs. You.
It is told throughout this industry that a mere 5% all men
corresponding with potential Russian brides eventually make the trip over.
Therefore, while many couples correspond for many months or even years, most
of these ladies never have the opportunity to personally meet and better get
to know this huge pool of potential foreign husbands.
Whether you travel to Togliatti
to meet with two ladies or ten, a positive decision at the end of your trip
to bring her to the United States will begin with the completion of the US
Department of State's K-1 / I-129 Fiancée Visa form, and can culminate
with your fiancée arriving in America approximately seven to ten months