Hence there are very few Russian/European immigrants to America compared to Asian and Hispanic immigrants.
However, Russian culture is compatible and complementary to most European cultures, and that is why the transition between them is smooth and pleasant, which I know from experience, whereas the transition from Russian culture to American is very psychologically painful, disruptive and disturbing in many ways.) This myth began as a rant started by feminists to defend their pride against the tide of Western men who are looking for women abroad, painting the men as desperate losers and the foreign women as conniving users who want a green card.
According to the statistics on the Myths section of Elena's site ( the percentage of the women in Russia affiliated with marriage agencies looking for foreign men is about 0.13 percent of the total population. Such a stat is only an estimate of course, but the point is that the women looking to leave their country for good is a very small percentage of the whole, contrary to what many Americans believe and what our media likes to perpetuate.
Those that are considering moving abroad are not usually desperate to do so anyway.
It is extremely rare to find a person in Russia who is desperate to leave their country, but as always, those who are are, are the ones who make the news, hence getting attention which contributes to this myth.
As a matter of fact, many women who join internet marriage agencies are not even willing to leave their country, but are just scammers without serious intentions who get a high off of having men come and spend money on them, wine and dine them, etc.
This myth is especially common among feminists and arrogant men.
You see a few Russians around you in your country, hear stories on your news, etc.
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.
Why can't people be naturally different or have different attitudes and behaviors without having ulterior motives or something fishy up their sleeve?
Furthermore, American women are not the default standard set by God for how all women should be, and thank goodness for that too. Out of them all, only ONE of them is eager to move to America (or perhaps Italy, she says). Do you really think that 1 out of 115 constitutes a majority?