Most male expats say that their nationality can still have a positive impact on girls.
"You can just speak English and heads will turn," said Sean, 26, an English language teacher.
When Russia plunged into chaos following the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of its citizens looked for a reliable way out.
Naturally, foreigners were viewed as a bridge to the more developed and "civilized" West.
Russian women are also more forward, he says: "You can just be talking to someone and some beautiful girl will come up to you with a chat-up line.
Back at home, the guy would have to have to make the first move." Not every Russian woman has access to expat hangout spots, though, giving rise to a booming business of dating agencies that specialize in foreign men.
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.
Indeed, it barely needs describing - just view the amazing photos of Russian women in our gallery to make sure they are unsurpassable.You will definitely find a woman who fully matches your idea of sexiness and beauty!Yet physical attractiveness isn't sufficient on its own for harmonious relationships.Many of the agencies also offer English language courses and translators to facilitate online communication.In many cases, the linguistic efforts are rewarded.