The lowdown: There are basically two kinds of Russian mail-order brides: The traditional one who wants to stay home, cook, clean, and raise the kids, and the newer, urban variety, who pretty much want to move to America, live like Kanye, and lists “shopping” as her main occupation (because it's true).
What she thinks about you: American men are taken about as seriously in Russia as election results. So in order to earn a Russian woman’s respect you'll need to assert confidence all the time. And not in the way her ex-boyfriend did back home… by winning at chess or being named "Pavel Bure", of course.
What to expect: You think your college girlfriend who was pushing marriage Junior year was rushing it? Russian women expect marriage and kids STAT. Usually more than two, as well. And they will expect you to provide, so “travel writing for a men’s lifestyle website” is only a valid occupation if that “travel” includes trips for five to Monaco. Already feeling the pressure?