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The most popular source countries were Ukraine, Turkey, Moldova and CIS countries, followed by Germany, Afghanistan and Israel.
Britain and the United States also featured on the list.
Many of the agencies also offer English language courses and translators to facilitate online communication.
In many cases, the linguistic efforts are rewarded.
Galina Ponomaryova, 63, has been a dating coach for 15 years.
Her self-help book promises to hand women the key to "joint travel, candlelight dinners, a home in Europe" and a "comfortable life" in 90 days.
In a poll conducted in 2009 by Superjob.ru, one in four women aged 55 or older said she wanted a foreign husband.
In the age group ten years below that, only 9 percent wanted a foreigner.
She said they are also more emancipated — willing to take on household chores and take up an active role in raising children — and that they were softer in their communication.
The popular rock group Kombinatsiya summed up in endearing, if flawed, English what was most on Russian girls' minds: "American boy, American joy. " Russian women gained a name for going weak in the knees for anyone from the West.
That reputation persists today, and it is not wholly without cause.
Type the Russian words for "get married" or "meet" and "foreigner" into Yandex — the Russian equivalent for Google — and a door opens.
This is a world of dating agencies, psychologists, therapists, etiquette training and self-help courses, all geared towards the question of where to meet and how to keep foreign lovers.