February 08, 2012 09:23 ET

Ukraine Valentine's Day Celebration Pulls Out All Stops

Online Dating Cupids Brave Gripping Cold for a Shot at Passion

BANGOR, MAINE--(Marketwire - Feb. 8, 2012) -

Valentine's Day is revered like Christmas, New Year's, Easter and your mother's birthday all rolled into one by online dating giant, who brings single men together with available Russian and CIS women for dating and romance. So this Valentine's weekend in Odessa, Ukraine, is no different, but will be very different for the thirty-two men from around the world who will gather here for Anastasia's Bacchanal celebration of the heart.

Laughing at this year's double digit sub-zero temperatures and bitter cold snap, the bachelors, all members of, are biting at the bit for a date with romance as they descend on Odessa, hosted hand and foot by the international online dating icon. They come mostly from America, but also from as far away as Australia, France, Poland, Scandinavia and Switzerland for a turn at finding love. What they will encounter in Odessa, veterans of such excursions can predict, is an overwhelming ratio of not just women to men, but a sea of the most beautiful women in creation.

Whether true or fictional, old Ukrainian sailors and from the local pivochkas tell the story of how Odessa, modern day Valentine central and Mecca for men worldwide, was founded. It appears that in 1794 Catherine the II, the Great Empress of Russia, in order to attract able bodied men to Odessa's budding nautical and shipping industries, populated this beautiful berg by a campaign that recruited the most fetching female specimens from not only Russia, but also from Europe and the East. Thus, feminine beauty runs in the blood, so to speak, of the unnaturally beautiful women in this infamous resort.

Fast forward to the upcoming Valentine's festivities, the amorous outing for these international romantic adventurers will be primed by three social gatherings where they'll connect with an abundance of the modern fruit of Catherine's vision. The tour will be topped off by Anastasia's Miss Valentine Beauty Pageant on 12 February which in the past has spawned a number of national and grand slam beauty competitors.

With such special events, online dating expert continually expands the inventory of passionate options she offers the world's men on Valentine's Day.

About Anastasia

Founded in 1993, Anastasia is the industry's leading International Introduction and Romance Tour Company bringing single men together with available women from Russia & CIS, Asia, Latin America and Africa for dating and marriage. Anastasia's Family of sites includes,, and AfricaBeauties which together count over 150 million online visitors yearly and over 2.5 million letters exchanged onsite daily. Anastasia has been featured in a range of quality newspapers, magazines, blogs, online publications and TV shows and documentaries seen across the world. Learn more about Anastasia at

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