Tolstykh, whose agency "Here I Am" helps Russian women establish relationships with European men, said most of her clients were "mature" women who had already gone through a divorce or had been disappointed by their relationships with their fellow countrymen."There's an idea that foreign men will be different [from Russian men]," she said.The most popular source countries were Ukraine, Turkey, Moldova and CIS countries, followed by Germany, Afghanistan and Israel.

Most male expats say that their nationality can still have a positive impact on girls.

"You can just speak English and heads will turn," said Sean, 26, an English language teacher.

Ponomaryova says that the industry has gone through trends.

Initially, women were hoping to find a partner from the United States, then Britain.

Today, European countries and Turkey are more in vogue. Decades after the Soviet collapse, the "American Boy" fantasy is starting to fade.

"Who the most desirable foreigners are, depends on fashion. Following an economic boom during Putin's first term, living standards have improved and many of the perks of living in the West are now on offer in Moscow too.Galina Ponomaryova, 63, has been a dating coach for 15 years.Her self-help book promises to hand women the key to "joint travel, candlelight dinners, a home in Europe" and a "comfortable life" in 90 days.If you did none of the above then this means your account was blocked by one of your neighbours on the network (your colleagues or housemates can access the the site from the same IP address).In this instance you need to contact your internet provider and order a separate IP address.Russian women are also more forward, he says: "You can just be talking to someone and some beautiful girl will come up to you with a chat-up line.