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[11 Aug 2009]

Moscow, Russia’s capital city has one of the largest subways in the world. Second only to Tokyo’s train system, Moscow Metro spans almost the entirety of the city, with almost 200 miles worth of track. Although in use since 1935, the Moscow Metro didn’t hit its height of expansion until the mid 60’s and has been steadily developing since. Today there are 177 separate stations and the Moscow Metro services 7-10 million people every day. Tourists in Moscow will be impressed at many of the stations built in the early days of the Metro, containing many examples of what is now referred to as “Socialist Realism” or “Stalinist Architecture”. Featuring minimalistic masonry with stucco or terra cotta finishes, buildings in this style were largely built during and shortly after Joseph Stalin’s time as Prime Minister of Russia. Aiming to throw off the extravagances of the past, architects created a new style which was not only utilitarian but also visually striking. One of the great Urban Legends of Moscow is that there is a second, secret subway underneath the commonly used Moscow Metro, designed and built during the height of the Soviet Union in case of emergency. The line supposedly connects the Kremlin with other places of national importance such as airports and the Federal Security Service building.  

Best Places in Ukraine »

[11 Aug 2009]

Sofiyivsky Park   Uman is a small but very beautiful and picturesque city. It is well known in Ukraine as one of the 7 Ukrainian wonders is situated there.  It is called “Sofiyivsky Park” and it was built by the Polish Count Stanislaw Potocki for his Greek wife Sofia.   The history of building the park is full of romance as it was built in the name of a beloved woman, as a gift from her loving man!     Potocki was a rich man and he could have anything he wanted in the world, but he couldn’t find himself a good match! His attempts to find the lady of his dreams were always ruined. But one day Potocki held a poker game and one of the men put his daughter Sofia up as a main prize. After the Count had seen Sofia he fell in love and understood that he had to win the game and win the gorgeous Greek woman as his wife.       And his wish came true. But no matter how hard he tried to show her the emotions overfilling his heart, the woman couldn’t fall in love with him. So he decided to build a piece of her home country in Ukraine, so she could enjoy the beauties of the landscape and feel as if she were in her motherland!  He asked one of the most well-known Greek architects to make a beautiful park.       In 1800 the park was built. It turned out that Potocki idea was correct and helped their feelings! Sofia was so astonished with the beauty of the park that she couldn’t resist Stanislaw’s attempts to earn her love and they started enjoying each other’s company day after day on the isle of love…       The beauty of landscapes and lakes with fountain and sculptures amaze millions of people even now. Couples come to the park to enjoy each other’s company in the place where even the air is inflated with love and romance!                 Just married couples visit the park to make a wish in the lake with golden fishes that they have a long and happy life together.                

Best Places in Ukraine »

[11 Aug 2009]

Are you still trying to decide where to go with a lady to talk over a cup of coffee or some other refreshing drink?   How about a designer cafe in the midst of Nikopol's historic old town center, that would like to spoil you with excellent coffee and different kinds of dainty drinks from around the world? And there you can find everything to satisfy any of your fastidious wishes. Romantic cafe hall, summer terrace, fairy balcony or even active disco - at any place you can have your favorite drinks depending of the mood and time of the day. The best way to have a romantic date is by enjoying empathetic music played to support the extraordinary atmosphere at Cafe Montecristo.   Additional photos of Cafe Montecristo:          

Questions »

[11 Aug 2009]

Once you are a Qualified Member, please complete the IMBRA and intimacy request process as detailed (IMBRA). From that point forward, our Travel Concierge will help you contact the local agency to arrange and coordinate an in-person meeting with the lady of your choice (with her consent of course). Our Travel Concierge and the lady's local agency can both assist you with your travel accommodations, as well as any additional services you may require during your trip. Need a translator or driver, an apartment or hotel room, theater tickets or dinner reservations? The Travel Concierge can refer you to the local agencies, who will arrange all that for you, and more! Examples of commonly requested services include: pick-up/drop-off at a local airport, arranged meetings with a lady, interpreters, ground transportation, and hotel or apartment accommodations. Even if you don't see what you need on this list, ask our Travel Concierge or the local agency about what you're looking for and it's likely they can help you to arrange it for your trip. Contact our Travel Concierge now to get started: travel@hotrussianbrides.com  

Russian Bride of the Day »

[11 Aug 2009]

Today's Lady of the Day is a 24 year old florist from Pavlograd, Ukraine. A single mom, Florecita is "not dreaming about a prince in charming armor. I am dreaming about a man who will share his love not only with me but will have enough of it for my daughter as well." [More]

Best Places in Ukraine »

[10 Aug 2009]

Odessa Opera Theatre   Once visited, Odessa Opera Theatre will forever remain in your heart. Every year, every month thousands of foreign tourists come here to make sure that it is really worthy place to see when coming to this famous city. Odessa successfully combines wit, unique sense of humor and spirit of adventurism with refinement, kind of aristocratism and rich cultural heritage. So Odessa National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet is one of the places where you can get this sense of subtlety, taste and difference, where you can touch this other side of local culture.   Odessa Opera Theatre is mostly famous because of its architecture while it’s designing and technical data are second to none theatre in Europe in this respect. At one time its building was considered one of the best in the world and still remains the most important place of interest in the city.     The Opera House has the right to be called the senior of all Odessa theaters. Odessa was granted the right to build a theater in 1804, and in 1809 its construction was completed. On February, 10 1810 the first performance took place - Russian troupe by Fortunatov staged a one-act opera by Fralih "A New Family" and a vaudeville "A Consolating Widow". But, unfortunately, in 1873 the old building burnt down, and completely it did. Any restoration was out of the question. It was a tragedy, which was relented by one circumstance only - nobody suffered in it.     Eleven years passed since laying of the first brick into the foundation of the new theatre building. Theatre opening took place on the 1st of October 1887. The building of Odessa Opera and Ballet House was fulfilled in the style of Vienna Baroque, Italian Renaissance, Classical Rococo – such is the combination which made this heaven of muses.     The theatre is luxuriously decorated by various stucco mouldings with fine gilt. The ceiling is of a special interest. Four pictures by Lefler in the form of a locket (medallion) are in its basis. Scenes from such works by Shakespeare as "Hamlet", "A Dream in the Summer Night", "The Winter Fairytale" and "As You Like It" are depicted on them. A big chandelier in the centre of the ceiling is strikingly beautiful, with its laced details. There are many different stucco mouldings in the hall and in all the circles. Modeling of circles, side lobbies and staircases, leading to boxes is especially sophisticated. All kinds of lampions, candelabrums and bronze ornamented inlays are original and inventive.  And of course, it is impossible not to notice gold leaf abundantly used in the decoration.      In 2007, after a long period of reconstruction, the theatre was opened again. The solemnity took place on September, 22. Its  reconstruction was long and difficult, 11 years the most skilled and experienced specialists in the sphere of architecture and construction, restoration and applied art from all over Ukraine were  reconstructing the national endow destroyed by time. According to data of Cabinet Council cost of reconstruction is 25 256 410 doll. Now it has 1636 seats, total area is 8123,6 square meters.      The Theatre is interesting not only because of its architecture, but also because of its rich creative history.  It plays a big role in development of musical culture in Ukraine. Outstanding composers and singers performed at its stage. Among them are Shalapin, Caruso, Sobinov etc.      In additional to regular operas and ballets different symphony concerts, including organ ones, are held here as soon as this theatre has the best sound data in the city and built-in organ.     So being able to visit Odessa do not neglect an opportunity to see this really outstanding place as by this architecture and decoration so by quality of performances given on its stage. It will charm you once and forever…        

Random Stuff »

[10 Aug 2009]

Studio executives have been releasing casting information about the remake of "Red Dawn," the 1984 action movie about a group of teenagers who form an insurgency when their town is invaded -- this time by Chinese and Russian soldiers. The original movie centered a group of high school teens who band together to fend off an invading Russian and Cuban force.   Two top executives at MGM, Harry Sloan and Mary Parent, announced that a remake of Red Dawn is in the early stages of pre-production in May 2008 at the Festival de Cannes. This was announced along with a big-budget rebuild of RoboCop, which director Darren Aronofsky among others has recently been in to discuss. The remake of Red Dawn is slated to be directed by Dan Bradley, who has previously worked as a second unit director and stunt coordinator on films such as The Bourne Ultimatum, Spiderman 3 and the Quantum of Solace. MGM has announced that Red Dawn will be remade "keeping in mind the post-9/11 world that we're in". In a further announcement the same month, Dan Bradley has been confirmed as the director with Carl Ellsworth, screenwriter of Red Eye and Disturbia writing the updated screenplay. Ellsworth will be working from a story written by Jeremy Passmore. Vincent Newman (A Man Apart) is also acting in a producer capacity. Australian Chris Hemsworth has been cast in a lead role.   Ellsworth has said: "The tone is going to be very intense, very much keeping in mind the post-9/11 world that we’re in. As ‘Red Dawn’ scared the heck out of people in 1984, we feel that the world is kind of already filled with a lot of paranoia and unease, so why not scare the hell out of people again? It was later revealed that the Chinese would be the invaders and they would be aided by the Russians later on."   Joining Hemsworth are Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki for the film, with a possible setting of Spokane, Washington. Marquette, Michigan is being considered as a filming location. Tony Gilroy, who wrote The Bourne Trilogy and Michael Clayton will do a rewrite of script. Kurt Russell is currently in talks to star in Red Dawn. Recently Edwin Hodge, Connor Cruise, Josh Hutcherson and Isabel Lucas have been added to the cast.

Featured Couples »

[10 Aug 2009]

Paul: For all of my life, I have been searching for the love of my life. For many years I feared I would never find her. At the time I was close to giving up all hope, God lead me to the Ukraine. Through God's help and the agency, I was able to find the love of my life.   Inna: I want to thank my dear agency for their help. I met a genuine man here and I hope that all the ladies who join the agency find their match as well. Do not be disheartened under any circumstances. Always remember that a day will come when you meet your man as I did.  

Russian Bride of the Day »

[10 Aug 2009]

Getting to know a beautiful lady like Pretty-Kitty is easier than you think. Not just because we make it possible, but because of her attitude towards finding love: "I want to fall in love with someone who can make me happy and complete, someone who will overwhelm me with his emotions and attention, who will make me feel like a woman." [More]

Tips and Advice »

[7 Aug 2009]

Perhaps the most exciting part of wooing a Russian or Ukrainian woman is travelling to her hometown to finally meet her in person.  Whether you are new to international travel or a seasoned globetrotter, anticipating both the trip and a first date can be overwhelming.  In your excitement, it is possible to overlook very important precautionary steps to help ensure a safe, trouble-free trip to meet your special lady.  Lucky for you, we’ve listed five of the most important things to keep in mind while you’re preparing for your trip!   1. First, be sure to check the consular information sheet for your destination country.  Even if you’ve travelled to the region in the past, new developments may have occurred since the last time you visited, so it is never a waste of time to check for new travel warnings or advisories.  Click the links below to visit the appropriate page for US Citizens:   Russian Federation Consular Information Sheet Ukraine Consular Information Sheet   2. U.S. citizens traveling abroad are strongly encouraged to register their travel with the Department of State to help facilitate contact in case of an emergency back home or a crisis in the region being visited.  Registration is completely free and confidential at the U.S. Department of State's Travel Registration page. 3. Make two photocopies each of your passport identification page, driver’s license or state issued photo ID, and airline tickets.  Leave one copy with a friend or relative, along with a copy of your itinerary in case they need to contact you in an emergency, and bring the other copy with you, packed in an area separate from the originals. 4. Leave at home any items you don’t need or would hate to lose.  Refrain from bringing valuables, expensive looking jewelry or unnecessary credit cards.  Don’t forget to check the items in your wallet to remove your Social Security card, library card and other items you may routinely carry that will not be needed on your trip.  If you are bringing any items to present to your lady as a gift, be sure to check the customs regulations for your destination to find out what is allowed and whether taxes may be levied for its importation. 5. Avoid looking like a tourist when you travel.  Pack clothing that will help you to blend in with the locals.  For example, most Russian and Ukrainians dress in either formal or “business casual” style clothing.  Wearing a t-shirt and jeans would immediately identify you as a foreigner and possibly draw unwanted attention.  Besides, dressing sharply will help you make a great impression with your date.

Best Places in Ukraine »

[7 Aug 2009]

Tangerine Restaurant   After a long trip it is always pleasant to relax in some quiet place with exquisite food and soothing music. In Melitopol one can find a variety of such places, but we will focus our attention on the restaurant that will exceed all your expectations.   The first thing that catches your eye is the color of interior and exterior, orange, as the name of the establishment is Tangerine. In summer you feel freshness of tropic and in winter you breathe in the warmth of the sun.   Despite the modern style of the hall you step into home coziness, underlined with pastel color range. If you come with your beloved a lane table in the corner of the room will fill the atmosphere with silent romance. For those who enjoy dining in fresh air there is a comfortable arbor.   A lot can be said but as the saying reads it is better to try once than to hear one hundred times.