Best Places in Ukraine »

[5 Jan 2010]

Ukraine has many picturesque locales; even the beaches of Crimea are beautiful in the winter. This secret beach involves a treacherous hike to get there, but these photos show the trip is well worth it. [More]

Random Stuff »

[15 Dec 2009]

Quiet and cozy, Hvalinsk is famous for its picturesque chalky hills, relict pine forests, and delicious spring water. The landscape, fantastic winter scenery, and crystal clear mountain air also make Hvalinsk a particularly attractive spot for skiing. [More]

Culture and History »

[25 Nov 2009]

If you’re ever in Moscow, be sure to visit the following tourist hotspots (preferably with a lovely Russian woman on your arm). [More]

Random Stuff »

[16 Nov 2009]

Israel and Russia enjoy deep ties and in many cases, religious bonds. So finding love at HotRussianBrides.com is not that difficult for our Israeli members. Still, immigration needs some forethought. [More]

Questions »

[16 Nov 2009]

Want to bring your Russian sweetheart over for a visit? She'll likely need a travel visa. Here are some helpful links to get you started. [More]

Random Stuff »

[13 Nov 2009]

During his address to the nation this week, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed eliminating some of Russia’s eleven time zones. [More]

Tips and Advice »

[11 Nov 2009]

Many Canadians are not aware that they must first secure a visa before visiting certain countries. Russian and Ukrainian women must also get a visa to enter Canada, even if it’s just for a short visit. Want to know more? Below you will find some basic information about tourist visas as well as links to official sources. [More]

Tips and Advice »

[11 Nov 2009]

More and more British men are looking for love across the time zones. Here's why British men are magents for hot Russian brides. And it's not just the posh accent and gorgeous gardens! [More]

Culture and History »

[9 Nov 2009]

There are many large and beautiful rivers in Russia. For example, the Irtysh, Lena, Angara, and Ob rivers are all lovely. However, few rivers can compare to the majestic Volga. [More]

Random Stuff »

[26 Oct 2009]

Imagine that you have found a special lady on HotRussianBrides.com. You send her many letters, chat with her online and on camera, and gradually get to know her. Things go well and one day you suggest visiting the lady in Russia. She agrees and you make the necessary arrangements. What an exciting time! A visit means a wedding is surely around the corner, right? Not necessarily. While some visits do result in an immediate marriage, gentlemen should not automatically expect one. A first meeting is a valuable opportunity for a man to get to know his special lady and for the couple to jointly decide on the future of their relationship. Sometimes a lady and a gentleman will fall in love at their first meeting, other times the chemistry may not be there and the two may choose to part ways. While both parties would obviously prefer a blissful, romantic visit, nothing is guaranteed and a gentleman should keep this in mind before making a long journey.     Unfortunately, some men blame the ladies when their visits don’t live up to the romantic ideal. While this is an understandable reaction, it is not a particularly fair one. If your visit does not go as well as you’d hoped, it does not mean that the lady is a scammer or that she was never serious about you. It merely means that she respects you enough to be honest about her feelings. Remember, the best relationships are built on honesty and open communication, and a lady should never be afraid to express her true feelings. Despite the final outcome, the first meeting should be an exciting and special time that both parties will remember forever. Men who try to keep their expectations in check and let things progress naturally often have a better experience than those who demand a fairy tale ending.

Tips and Advice »

[19 Oct 2009]

Whether traveling abroad for pleasure or business, there are a few things you must keep in mind when embarking on an international trip. If you are planning a trip overseas to visit your Russian bride or just to take in the sights, here are four simple tips to help your journey go a little smoother.   Secure all necessary travel documents before your departure date Each country has different entry and exit requirements. Some only require a valid passport for entry while others, like Russia, require a letter of sponsorship and a Visa. It is crucial that you have all necessary documents before you attempt to enter another country. Travelers without proper documents will be turned away and sent home at their own expense. Passports, Visas, and sponsor letters are not documents you can get in a few days, so be sure to apply well in advance.     Avoid being the victim of a crime Travelers who flaunt large amounts of cash, flashy jewelry, or expensive belongings often attract the attention of thieves. When traveling, avoid carrying large bundles of cash and leave the expensive jewelry at home. In addition, be sure to keep a close eye on your luggage, wallet, or other personal effects. Don’t give anyone a reason to think you’d be an easy and profitable victim.   Don’t rely on one form of money While credit cards may be the tender of choice in your home country, many countries can’t or won’t accept them. Do research before you leave and never rely on one form of payment. It’s generally best to bring a mixture of cash, traveler’s checks, and credit cards. If you will be using your cards abroad, be sure to notify your bank before you leave as they may put a hold on your accounts.   Be knowledgeable about local laws Laws vary from country to country so be sure to familiarize yourself with the local laws before traveling abroad. Some things to consider are what items you can bring into the country and what items you cannot, departure and customs taxes, alcohol policies, etc. Never ever even think about doing illegal drugs or transporting them out of the country!   These tips, along with a little common sense will help your trip abroad go a little easier. Are you ready to put your new knowledge to use? Why not join our members-only trip to Ukraine?