name is Marina Fedorova and I am a director of the agency which I founded in January
2000. I was born in Ukraine, in Sevastopol (in Crimea, the south of Ukraine).
married in 1999 to a French man and now I am living in Lyon (France). The fact
that struck me most of all when I had arrived in France, was the image of Ukrainian
or Russian women that French people have: a little bit exacting, without ambitions,
obedient (even imposed) in short cliches to antipodes of reality which make laugh.
The girls met and got married to French men with the help of my agency.
only fact, which did not make me laugh, is how the French imagine Russian women
whom they meet in dating/marriage agencies/bureaux: they usually have an impression,
that they are vulgar objects bought by from a catalogue.
decided to fight with labels and cliches pinned on women, having the purpose to
return all good characteristics to Russian women who made rather the difficult
choice to get married to a foreigner and to leave their country.
achieve this goal, I will try to answer some questions that I am frequently asked
by my clients:
I did not leave my country to escape poverty and alcoholic Russian men: I was
lucky to be born in a prosperous Ukrainian family (my father was a building contractor
in Crimea) and my standard of living in Sevastopol was the same standard of living
comparable to a French middle class family. I adore Sevastopol, which is a magnificent
resort (with a climate of the Mediterranean type) where I go every summer. Most
of my former boy-friends did not drink a drop of alcohol and they were very nice
to my lady's taste but so called night-birds. I got married to a French man as
I found him open-hearted, fascinating and gentle. I decided to get married to
a foreigner to find out new horizons, so too as my husband wished to leave France
to get married to an American woman, but the destiny solved it differently: he
was been tempted by remarkable Slavic appeal!!
I intend to return a good image to marriage agencies offering these innovative
services: the teleconference, Internet, etc. by means of which a French man, and
an honest woman, who correspond together, slowly get used to each other.
to flirt with a Russian or Ukrainian woman is not easy: a way, which conducts
to success of such union is long and thorny.
offer you the services of my agency to avoid risks and disappointments. If you
decided to try, we can come to a final decision together. I shall offer you a
specified manual which it is necessary to stick to, and I shall also try to formulate
the necessary actions to make your future family successful.
I try to acknowledge here all those persons who have provided invaluable help
and support with their insights to the Inter-Marriage Agency.
Marina Fedorova, Director