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This network of smaller international marriage agencies is often affiliated with web-based international dating sites that are able to market their services on a larger scale, in compliance with regulations such as the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act.
International marriage agencies encourage women to register for their services, and facilitate communication and meetings with men from developed regions of North America, Western Europe, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.
A mail-order bride is a woman who lists herself in catalogs and is selected by a man for marriage.
In nineteenth-century America, mail-order brides came from well-developed areas on the Eastern seaboard to marry men in Western frontier lands.
Economic and social conditions for women in Russia and other Postsoviet countries are a motivational factor in finding foreign arrangements.
52 percent of Russia’s workforce is made up of women, yet they often hold low positions of prominence in their home country and work jobs with less respect and lower wage (such as teaching or physician positions); Finding a foreign husband gives a woman a chance to leave her country and find better economic opportunities.