Dating foreign women vs american women
To get an idea of how Russian people's views, check out these interviews with everyday people there at this site.
(On a side note, I have melded and adjusted to Russian culture before, and I can tell you that Russian culture in general is not compatible with American culture, and neither are most European cultures.
I have heard that in Saudi Arabia, the natives see Americans there who came on a spiritual pilgrimage to Mecca, which they consider the spiritual center of the world.
This leads them to assume that most Americans must be desperate to leave their country to come to Saudi Arabia and Mecca. After all, that's what they see going on in their country.
In fact, there's really no such thing as a "Russian mail order bride" anymore than there is a Santa Claus.
You cannot just go online and "order" a wife or bride.