The other day I was chatting to my hairdresser about this and he knows many men in our town in United Kingdom where men have married particularly Russian girls who just wait the 5 years and then divorce him and he has to move out of his own house and pay the expenses each month while living in a studio all on his own.
Hope this helps, if you need further explanation please comment and I'll reply.The dedication that Russian women have to look beautiful is just scary.For the majority of them life is like a podium, and so they have to look sparkling even on the way to get a newspaper or walking the dog.There are a lot of Russian girls who live in relative poverty and so there are many beautiful girls who would like to leave Russia for a better economic future!So its possible that a younger beautiful girl (more beautiful than what you would normally date in the West) to be attracted to you if you live in the West.
There are a lot of economic reason for her to marry a westerner.
However as a Russian she won't necessarily be able to work for a great salary.
So you have to pay for her expenses or subsidize her lifestyle.
However there are a lot of relationships like this that end badly for the guy.
After the statutory period of time she can apply to adopt citizenship and then divorce you and stay in the country.
If you have children during that 5 year period you have to pay for the children and in most cases you loose your house to your ex and child.