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.
Valentina Primo delves into the stories of three young women to unveil their struggles while seeking a transnational relationship.
She returned home with the feeling that something had changed.
This gives us a ratio of just under 5-to-1 in favor of men.