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But he was lonely, his life felt incomplete, and none of the Australian women he dated was prepared to commit herself to a more permanent relationship.
"I'm an accountant, 53-years-old, five feet ten inches, 96 kilos, good health, Australian born," he typed.
Her eyes are wider and brighter than in the photos she had sent him and, when she sees him, she grins broadly. "I'm too old for this," he remembers thinking as he clicked on photos of smiling women with exotic names such as Natalia and Olga and Elena.
On the way home, Polyanskaya asks Bosward to take her to the beach.
"I live in Perth near the beach, have a degree in commerce, a son and a daughter. Keep writing." Two days later, on Valentine's Day 2002, Bosward sent Polyanskaya a bunch of red roses and offered to buy her a flight to Australia.
"The Russian woman's attitude about herself is feminine," boasts one Russian brides site. She remains sweet and tender with a softness that is absolutely desirable." If would be funny if it weren't so alarming a message, says Sheila Jeffreys, a spokeswoman for Coalition Against Trafficking of Women and an associate professor of political science at Melbourne University."A lot of men aren't able to let go of their privileges and relate on an equal level with women.They expect the women to fit into the traditional family that the man controls, and sometimes controls through violence." Jeffreys has noticed an increase in domestic violence against Russian women reported through women's networks. Elena Polyanskaya walks through the arrivals gate wearing dark jeans and a pale blue top, her fine, blonde hair cut boyishly short. As they drive they talk about the emails they have been sending each other and the awkwardness slowly ebbs.She is exhausted after a 54-hour journey from her Russian hometown of Nizhny Novgorod, but the moment Richard Bosward sees her, he decides she is beautiful. It is just six weeks since Bosward first tapped "Russian brides" into his computer and paid 0 to Elena's Models, an internet site that listed Polyanskaya's email address.