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Bringing a Russian Bride to Texas

17. July 2012 by Dasha 0 Comments

Men from around the world visit HRB for the chance to chat and flirt with beautiful Russian women. Many of these men come from the great state of Texas. If you hail from the Lone Star State, here are a few tips for helping your Russian bride adjust to life in her new home.  

 

First, if your lady has trouble speaking English, get her lessons and do everything you can to support her attempts to learn the language. This is true no matter where you live, be it Texas or Toronto. Conventional wisdom says one of the best ways to learn another language is to watch foreign TV shows, so why not put on a Texas-themed movie or program? She’ll learn a little more about her new state and hopefully pick up some local slang. Depending on where you live, it might also be helpful to teach your lady basic Spanish.

 

Next, try to educate your bride about her new home. While you don’t have to give a detailed history, it might be helpful to share a brief overview of Texas – where it is, how many people live there, major cities, state culture, etc. It might also be fun to do stereotypically Texas things like visit a dude ranch, go to a country bar, eat barbecue, or attend a rodeo. In other words, show her all the unique fun Texas has to offer. Your new wife will likely love many of the state’s attractions, but don’t be offended if there’s something she doesn’t care for. 

 

You’ll also want to teach your new wife how to drive or send her to driving school. Though some of the larger cities may have public transportation, it never hurts to know how to drive. This is especially true in Texas where things tend to be spread out.   

 

Finally, while it’s important that your new wife assimilate to life in America, she may find comfort associating with other Russians. Many cities have organizations catering to men and women from the Soviet Union. Here are a few links you may find helpful.

 

Slavic Voice of America - Dallas-based newspaper, radio program, and website serving Russian-speaking American and Canadian immigrants and their families

RusUSA – Informational guide for Russians living in America

Our Texas - Russian newspaper in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin

InterNations – Russians in Dallas

Russian Austin – Russians in Austin

InterNations – Russians in Houston

San Antonio Russian Meetup - Russians in San Antonio