The real Russia is in provincial cities and towns like Tver, where we found these girls. They are all members of a local bridal agency (tverromance.com) and would like to marry you. There’s no guarantee you’ll hit it off but the bright side is, unlike American women, they could give a shit about a sense of humor. Oh yeah, all of the clothes here are fakes we bought at a giant outdoor clothing bazaar called Cherkizovskii Market which is why we didn’t bother to credit anything.
PHOTOS BY: Alexei Rezoff
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So you speak English, right?
Yes, I was an exchange student in the U.S. for 14 months when I was 16 and 17. I was in Long Island and Salt Lake City.
Are there any national differences?
American guys tend to be older men who want really young girls, like a 40-year-old wanting to marry an 18-year-old.
I can understand that.
Yes, but it can cause problems, of course, because they’re at different stages. Dutch men or German men, for example, want to marry women closer to their age. Like if the man’s 30, he wants a woman who’s about 25, so that they have a lot more in common.
Occupation: I work in a cafe.
What’s your ideal man like?
What matters most is that he’s good, open, and honest.
Why are you interested in a foreign man?
It’s hard to find a real gentleman in Tver. They’re all rude.
What’s your favorite song?
Anything by the group Bad Boys Blue.
Occupation: Right now I’m just relaxing.
You’re unemployed then. What are you by education?
I’m a designer by education and I’ve worked as an interpreter in Japanese.
Japanese? Is it a hard language?
Nah, it’s not that hard.
Do you know how to make Japanese food?
Of course I can. It’s no problem.
Well no, you need special technology for that.