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A Volga Girl owner Craig Rich was contacted for comment about
pending legislation that would require all users of Russian bride sites
to undergo a background check before they ever utilized the services of
companies like ours at volgagirl.com. Our sentiment is that background
checks on male relationships counterparts are fine, but such checks should
be conducted only at the time that a couple becomes engaged and specifically
at that time when the man is applying for his fiancee's visa status in
his home country. The detailed article/release appeared across all major
internet new's sources including the home pages of
MAXIM is an internationally circulated
men's magazine. Volgagirl.com is featured in this satirical article about
finding a suitable Russian bride. When MAXIM needs such
specialized information, they contacted Volgagirl,Ltd. owner Craig Rich
for the straight scoop. "The integrity that our company has built
over years of experience online has made a name for itself."
Arina & Craig Rich, and a number of A
Volga Girl clients
appeared on the nationally syndicated daytime talk show.
March 18, 2002
Arina & Craig Rich were interviewed on the nationally televised
The Other Half.
The show aired on Monday, March 18, 2002 See show photos here
February 26, 2002
The News Tribune - Tacoma, WA
A Volga Girl principal Craig Jay Rich was recently
contacted for comment on pending legislation in Washington State requiring
their residents using Internet sites like A Volga Girlto
submit to background checks before they are permitted access any type of
services. There are thousands of American and other western-oriented men
searching for Russian mail order brides. The legislation has since passed
in an amended form, requiring such checks at
the time the
his foreign Fiancée to the United States with the intention of marrying within
90 days. The legislation is intended to protect these future brides from
Nationally syndicated and broadcast on NBC: Craig &
Arina were guests on this 1-hour segment devoted to the Russian bride phenomenon
and an examination of Internet sites like A Volga Girl which
profile Russian women seeking foreign husbands. As many as 4000 men per
year are seeking Russian girls to become mail order brides.
February 8, 2002
Boston's National Public Radio Affiliate
A Volga Girl's
principals Craig & Arina Rich were invited to be "guest reviewers"
of the new Nicole Kidman thriller Birthday Girl.
"An email-order bride
gone wrong is the subject of the new Miramax film Birthday Girl. With
British director Jez Butterworth at the helm, "Birthday Girl"
is set in the suburbs of London, and stars Nicole Kidman as Nadia, the
blushing Russian mail-order bride-to-be, and Ben Chaplin, a mild-mannered
banker who finds her online."
While the media has historically been less than kind in providing
an overview of Internet-based relationships, this cover article of the New
York Daily News weekly women's section did provided a somewhat balanced view,
though the isolated incidence of abuse & violence within such relationships
are commonly presented for the "shock value" it creates among the
readers. In fact, there are no statistics indicating that there is any higher
incidence of abuse or neglect in American-Russian marriages than in the general
American population at large.
Craig & Arina Rich New York Daily News
Volgagirl.com was featured in the November 2000
issue of New Jersey Monthly magazine.