Army of Brides is a popular online Russian brides dating website where men can email and chat to Russian ladies online. It's most commonly used for Western men looking for Russian brides.
The site has ladies from a range of former Soviet countries. Most of the ladies are from Ukraine, as well as many from Russia. There are also a few ladies from countries such as Lithuania, Belarus and Estonia. The site has a basic search facility, and once you've found ladies you're interested in you can read their personal profiles and see high quality photos of them. Some ladies have video profiles available which are useful to gain a better idea of what they're like.
Army of Brides is a letter writing site. That is the site is free to join, but you have to pay each time you send or receive a letter from a Russian woman. The good thing about these types of site is that they allow you to correspond with ladies who don't speak or write much English. The problem is that letter writing is expensive. If you spend 2-3 letters a week then the costs will very quickly mount up. I spent more than $400 on an Asian letter writing site, and that was only for writing to less than a dozen ladies.
The other problem with Army of Brides is that letter writing sites can encourage fraud. Lady profiles can be faked, and men will pay money to talk to ladies who don't actually exist. You have to pay for translation costs even if a lady can speak perfectly good English. Ladies who have become engaged or who are in a relationship with another man aren't always removed from the site, so essentially you're paying money writing to a lady who is not available. You'll also see a lot of email responses that are fluff, i.e. they don't answer your questions or are just romantic drivvel. Get these types of letters and you'll have to send dozens of letters to find out the simplest questions about a lady.
To their credit, at least the Army of Brides website makes it easy to find out how much the site costs. Many dating sites are so anxious for you to sign up that they hide their costs. Letter writing sites also help to screen out the many rogue sleazeball men who roam dating sites looking for sexy chat or free adult webcam sessions instead of a marriage partner.
I've no doubt that there will be some lovely ladies on the Army of Brides site. However, it could be ruinously expensive to find them. There's a list of much cheaper alternatives further down.
Army of Brides Scams
So it's probably a good idea to be wary of the Army of Brides Russian dating site. The Jim's lists anti-scam site regards the site as being potentially fraudulent. There are plenty of internet forum postings describing problems with this site. Personally it sounds very similar to the Chinese dating site Chnlove. I met a nice girl through the Chnlove website. I went all the way to China, and she did actually exist. But many Chnlove members have described very bad experiences with using the site, so I felt as if I could have been in the minority.
As well as potential frauds, see the above notes about Army of Brides being expensive. Don't underestimate how many letters you would have to write to finally find the Russian girl of your dreams.