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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.Ponomaryova says that the industry has gone through trends.Moscow today, with its hip cafes, shiny business centers and fashionable retail stores, is no longer the Moscow of the '90s, when girls fantasized about being whisked away by a foreign prince in Levi's.When Russia plunged into chaos following the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of its citizens looked for a reliable way out.All of this should be good news for expats' love lives.But the fascination with foreignness is, it appears, skin deep."There's an idea that foreign men will be different [from Russian men]," she said.European men have a reputation for being more independent and better planners.
The most popular source countries were Ukraine, Turkey, Moldova and CIS countries, followed by Germany, Afghanistan and Israel.Initially, women were hoping to find a partner from the United States, then Britain.Today, European countries and Turkey are more in vogue. Decades after the Soviet collapse, the "American Boy" fantasy is starting to fade."Who the most desirable foreigners are, depends on fashion. Following an economic boom during Putin's first term, living standards have improved and many of the perks of living in the West are now on offer in Moscow too.