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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.
"You don't get to grab her neck or slap her in the face." Judge Cavanaugh ordered Watt, who has a history of criminal offenses for domestic violence against family members dating back to 1997, to spend one to 10 years in prison.
Tatyana, a good-looking blonde, leans across the table. It is Saturday evening and we are nearing the end of a foreign-friendly speed dating session in a central Moscow restaurant.
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.
"You don't get to kick around your kids because they're your kids," she added. Said that Watt deserved his sentence, citing previous cases in which he was accused of choking his teenage son and assaulting his wife, along with trying to disconnect the phone when she tried to reach for help.
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.
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.