The average Russian woman loves to travel to other countries due to their love of foreign culture, curiosity, and sense of adventure. But they are not looking to move abroad permanently. It is rare to find one who has a sole purpose of moving abroad.
In fact, the percentage of the female population in Russia who belong to marriage agencies is far less than one percent of the population. According to the statistics on the Myths section of Elena's site ( http://www.womenrus..myths.htm) the percentage of the women in Russia affiliated with marriage agencies looking for foreign men is about 0.13 percent of the total population. That's almost a tenth of one percent! Such a stat is only an estimate of course, but the point is that the women looking to leave their country for good is a very small percentage of the whole, contrary to what many Americans believe and what our media likes to perpetuate.
Those that are considering moving abroad are not usually desperate to do so anyway. It is extremely rare to find a person in Russia who is desperate to leave their country, but as always, those who are are, are the ones who make the news, hence getting attention which contributes to this myth. As a matter of fact, many women who join internet marriage agencies are not even willing to leave their country, but are just scammers without serious intentions who get a high off of having men come and spend money on them, wine and dine them, etc. And among the sincere women in marriage agencies, they are usually just considering it as an option, not basing all their hopes on it. Their view is that they would consider moving abroad for the right man that they fall in love with, but relocating is not their primary objective. Finding the right man for them is.
And even among these few who want to relocate, most of them prefer Europe rather than America because: (1) the proximity is more convenient to allow them to come back to visit their families, and (2) European culture is closer and more compatible to Russian culture.