I think the answer is in the numbers of visa applications. I'm sure the number is down, but there still must be a good demand in people applying and getting turned down. Anyone have any idea how many K-1 and other visa aps were applied for from people in the FSU?
Fall of the USSR resulted in economic collapse, and for about a decade, desperation to immigrate to the west gave rise to an industry (marriage agencies) that due to improving economies (see cost below), strong family ties, sex slavery, negative reviews from friends and family abroad, etc. may no longer exist beyond letter writing.
No worries -- there are plenty of peasents and prudes who still want to come to America.
"You know America was founded by prudes. Prudes who left Europe, because they hated all the kinky, steamy European sex that was going on. And now I, uh, Cooper Harris, will return to the land of my perverted forefathers and claim my birthright, which is a series of erotic and sexually challenging adventures." Eurotrip
Why people want to move Europe not USA-because everybody wants to live close to home.
Yes we all know how big "tragedy" was collapse of Soviet Union. At least my country Estonia got rid of russins and never lived better. Its normal people work abroad, how many brits are working all over the world. And irish! And Iraq war...sorry these people are professional soldiers. Dont want to get killed study accountaint, and still you can get killed in car accident!