The concept of meeting Russian brides online is a fairly recent phenomenon but finding mail order brides overseas is centuries old.
If you are ready to go for it, you will meet beautiful Russian brides in real as many Russian dating agencies in every city of Ukraine and Russia will welcome you and gladly offer their help.
Plus you really cannot get to know Russian brides unless you spend time with them in their home environment.
If you do travel to meet Russian brides, you will see how family and home oriented Russian women are, you will make sure that Russian mail order brides search for a western man for serious relations leading to making a true family.
I don't think this is retroactive so will probably only apply to new conversations.