This story first appeared on The Daily Signal. The house, which was yellow and had its roof caved in from artillery hits, was only a hundred meters or so behind the front-line trenches in Pisky, Ukraine. Shrapnel and bullet holes had shredded the exterior walls, leaving the yellow paint polka-dotted by the gray concrete underneath. The soldiers used the living room as a communal space to eat and sleep. A generator powered a TV that was showing a women's boxing match. A couple of soldiers sat on an old leather couch with Kalashnikov assault rifles propped against it, watching silently.
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Any one here went to romance tour to Ukraine or Russia. Haven't ever used one as I met my wife from Ukraine on internet and we met privately. However couple of years ago in Mykolaev there was a big advertising campaign for a US marriage agency "Foreign Affairs". Leaflets being given out in the streets and a friend told me that it was manic in the hotel with it being like a cattle market with available ladies sitting around and interested gents also being urged to talk. That was only a feed back so how true it was I don't know but in truth could well imagine it being that way. I understand the costs are massive and that you could get to Ukraine for half the price the agency was charging.
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T hese are trying times for Odessa. After the annexation of Crimea, pro-Russian forces are stirring tension in this Black Sea port, and there are weekly standoffs between demonstrators who want to be part of Ukraine and those who want closer ties to Russia. But for all the political and economic chaos that has engulfed Ukraine in the past three months, one industry is still thriving: the internet romance trade. The economies of several Ukrainian cities are boosted by the surreal and disingenuous online bride business, and Odessa is the biggest hub. It does not take long for a visitor to the city to stumble upon an "international date" — there are legions of western men in town meeting with young women they have met online, usually with the conversation facilitated by a translator.
Joe Biden and his wife Jill have lied to the world for more than 40 years about how they started dating — they actually had an affair that broke up her first marriage, her first husband claims. And the whole story the Bidens tell about how the presidential candidate fell in love with Jill after a blind date is completely made up, Bill Stevenson told DailyMail. Now Stevenson is about to publish a book that he says will blow the lid off the sham story.