And this is why the question "Why Russian women want to leave Russia" is ultimately wrong; Russian women want to find a good man for marriage - this is the goal, not leaving Russia or immigration.
Leaving Russia (or her other home country, Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan or any other country of the former Soviet Union), leaving Russia will be very hard for her, losing her family and friends at once and moving into unknown country to start her life all over, but the cultural standard for a woman to have family (marriage and kids) as her highest priority is so strong, some women are brave enough to look into unknown and start looking for a partner abroad.
In other words, good men in Russia are rare - by a good man I mean a man who doesn't drink, doesn't sleep around, doesn't abuse his wife and is able to hold a stable job and provide for the family.
Russians have mobile phones, international fast food chains and Mc Donald's, Internet, IPAD's and latest cars (Moscow has the highest number of Mercedes and BMW's of all world's cities, including Germany - and Moscow has more dollar billionaires than New York! Yes, Russians live mostly in small apartments as compared to most western countries where people live in small houses in suburbia, but look at Manhattan in NY, this is very similar. So, living conditions whilst yes, there is some difference, it's not like Uganda or Vietnam vs. I can tell you living conditions and better life were NOT the reasons why I started to look for a husband abroad.I didn't want to "leave Russia"; this wasn't the goal.I simply wanted to get married and have a husband and kids and my own family!There is huge demographic disproportion in Russia with only 88 men for 100 women.It means 12% of women have no chance to find a husband or be married. Second reason is the well-publicized alcohol abuse in Russia by men, which results in poor health conditions and abusive behavior of men.You can place your ad in Free On-Line Gentleman Catalog and let marriage-minded Russian brides and family-oriented single Ukrainian girls choose you and send you their letters of introduction. OUR SERVICES ARE NOT FREE FOR MEN, but they are free for our women!I hear this question all the time, from men and media, "Why Russian women want to leave Russia?" Another popular question is, "Why Russian women want to marry American men?" (Or "Why Russian women want to marry Australian men", or "Why Russian women want to marry English men" etc, etc).We do not lack new profiles to replenish our Russian brides catalog when our women find foreign husbands and ask to remove their profiles.Our photo gallery of beautiful Ukrainian brides and Russian women is updated weekly, 100 and more new brides are added to our Russian brides catalog every week.