In Turkey they are called Natashas, in UAE – habibi. Russian women on the East are still much sought after. Let’s consider Turkey first. As contrasted with Russian women who contract marriages with Englishmen, Canadians and Americans it’s impossible to accuse our girls who marry Turkish men of any profit. It is more like the opposite. Most grooms who come our bride's way are not rich, they are from among service employees and salespeople in tourist shops. It is easier for them to pick up an acquaintance due to their knowledge of Russian language. To possess a more respectable husband one has to go to completely different Islamic countries – Saudi Arabia or UAE. However, the English language will be needed for acquaintance there. And as it is known about Russian women that they are not so good at languages.
In Russia there is a stereotype widespread saying that Muslim husbands are those who don’t let their wives breathe freely. But in real Islam is the most tolerant religion in regard to gentile wives. A Muslim man has the right to marry a woman of any nationality. Herewith she can be a Muslim, a Christian or a Hebrewess (from the four religions it is only prohibited to marry a Buddhist for some reason). However, a Muslim woman may marry only a Muslim man.
Islamic laws are quite liberal in respect to non-Muslim wives: a wife may adopt Islam or she may not adopt it. But children in such a family should be brought up as Muslims. A Russian woman contracting a marriage with a Turkish or an Arabic man in case of a divorce should be ready to leave children for her husband - just because she won't be able to bring them up as Muslims as the law demands. This is probably the main drawback of such marriages.
Any Muslim can perfectly contract a marriage with an orthodox bride in a mosque. By the way, according to the statistics, marriages between orthodox (RUSSIAN, Ukrainian) girls and Muslim men are very stable. Russian women are a phenomenon. A phenomenon that has a lot of explanations but though inexplicable. Egyptians usually explain why Muslim men of the whole world like Russian girls so much in such a way: ‘First, they are very beautiful. Second, they look after themselves even in trifles. Third, they are good in bed. Fourth, they are perfect housewives. And the main thing, they are clever.’