Russian women are no different; an American man is exotic to them because American men are not the normal guys they interact on a day to day basis.
Additionally, American men have a completely different way of set of values and beliefs due to cultural environments in which they are raised.
So this problem may also be a sad example of how sexism still alive and well regardless of your nationality.
It is hard to discuss Russian women and American men without address a commonly thrown around myth- Russia has way more women than men.
When one partner does not work or is unable to work sometimes the power dynamic can be tricky to balance.
The other thing is I have also heard the maid compliant from American women about their American husband or boyfriend.
I have also heard Russian women complaining they get less respect from their American partner as they are seen as a foreigners and therefore less than.
I think this dynamic is more common in couples in which the initial attraction for the women was money versus love.
However, because America has a much better standard of living comparability to Russia there will always be that underlying appeal of shacking up with an American men.
First are the men who are looking for Russian wives either online or physically going to Russia in search.
There are programs in which you can go to Russia with a tour group in hopes of finding a Russian girlfriend.
This means Russian women are not working from a deficit position and do need American to come and save them from a loveless life.
You may hear this myth being used as a marketing pull from Russian dating sites or match making services, but sadly it is not true.