Perth Airport, 6am. Elena Polyanskaya walks through the arrivals gate putting on dark jeans and a pale top that is blue her fine, blonde locks cut boyishly quick.

This woman is exhausted after a 54-hour journey from her Russian hometown of Nizhny Novgorod, however the minute Richard Bosward sees her, he chooses this woman is breathtaking. Her eyes are wider and brighter compared to the photos she had delivered him and, whenever she views him, she grins broadly. Then for a brief minute, things are embarrassing. Do they kiss? In the lips? Regarding the cheek?

From the real method house, Polyanskaya asks Bosward to simply simply take her towards the coastline. While they drive they speak about the email messages they are delivering one another together with awkwardness gradually ebbs.

It is only six days since Bosward first tapped “Russian brides” into his computer and paid $100 to Elena’s Models, a web site that listed Polyanskaya’s email.

“I’m too old with this,” he recalls thinking while he clicked on photos of smiling women with exotic names such as for example Natalia and Olga and Elena. But he had been lonely, his life felt incomplete, and none of this Australian females he dated ended up being ready to commit by herself to an even more relationship that is permanent.

“I’m an accountant, 53-years-old, five foot ten ins, 96 kilos, a healthy body, Australian born,” he typed. “we are now living in Perth close to the coastline, have actually a qualification in commerce, a son and a child. I have been divorced ten years and I also would you like to start once more. Please inform me me. if you’d like to communicate with”

“Wow. I’ve a page from Australian guy,” responded Polyanskaya, a 37-year-old accountant and divorced mother of two. “You simply can’t image just how much i’m happy. Good early morning. Forward us an image. I love very first message. Keep writing.”

Two times later on, on Valentine’s Day 2002, Bosward delivered Polyanskaya a number of red roses and offered to buy her a trip to Australia. Continue reading