I feel ridiculous asking this, but I'm interested in some answers.
I speak Russian fluently, I dress like a traditional Russian woman (furs and shawls etc) and I have traditional Russian family values. I often get told I look Russian too, and that I am pretty.
Because of this, I am very attracted to Russian men because I want to live with someone who shares similar values which are no longer found in the west. I often get criticised by western feminists for this, of course, but in Russia I fit in better.
However on the internet all I see is huge amounts of criticism directed towards western women by Russian men; does this mean that generally they will stick to purely Russian women?
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Russian men are renown for not treating their women especially well (read: often very badly!). Not that Russia is the only place to have earned that reputation, but it's a VERY common complaint from Russian women, especially those who have lived or visited other places.
Having said that, you seem to feel like this is the lifestyle you prefer, and in my opinion, that's fine. Just go in with your eyes fully open, and be wary of men who are abusive or just plain indifferent towards you after a few weeks. Take it SLOW, and have a plan in place to be able to come back home if need be (and do NOT give up that option to anyone - never give a guy/boyfriend your passport, for example).
Keep in mind, too, that in other places in the world, people don't have the same rights as you probably do in general, and even less as a woman. That's important as well.2