It is how our fathers lived and how their fathers lived.
They also won't be willing to live in her country, which is another reason I began to study Russian.
I think many of these women arrive here and for the first month they are astounded that our televisions have 100 channels--as opposed to Russian tv where you have your choice "Santa Barbara", "Vladimir Putins Gardening Show", "Kukli", or "Nu Pogodi, The Early Years--includes introduction by Boris Yeltsin".
I was reading your comments on "The Traditional Family" and I know you have received perhaps 10 million explanations--so I won't give you mine!
You are right, though--it is something we search for.
Then they become tired of eating at Mc Donalds, and everything is new, big, and yet people are not as friendly.
They begin to miss Ukraine or Russia, and then they decide to go back home.
I translated a lot of my writings and poetry into Russian and the girls liked that--it is good to have a woman whom I can discuss poetry and literature with--most of the women are really educated, and at first I was worried that they wouldn't want to be mothers when they were already highly educated, but I was wrong.
But I wish all of the other guys could try those things--they'd have great luck.
Someday, I will meet the zhena of my dreams and 15 dochki--but until then I will try.
So I began to learn the language, the culture, the music, etc.
It was strange, I am a good cook and I can clean my home. The women would advertise that their hobbies are: "Cooking, cleaning house, knitting, scrubbing floors--and I loooove to wash dirty pelyonki! I picked the women who didn't raise their dresses in the picture--the modest women, ones near my age. I told them that they really didn't need to learn English, as I could speak enough Russian (Actually, writing is MUCH different than speaking!