She met her husband when he was working in Ukraine.
She said she chose a Chinese husband because she found Chinese men more caring and more willing to commit to their family and the woman they love.
"Our country is facing some economic difficulties, and many of the girls in our country are looking for an opportunity to go overseas," Kurzova said.
Fortunately, his job takes him to that region a lot.
Through traveling for work, Yuan has met over 30 women from countries, including Russia, Ukraine and Poland, over the past five years.
"In Ukraine, a lot of men don't work and require their wife to shoulder both work and family responsibilities, not to mention that many men have a drinking problem," Nataliya said.
"But Chinese men are more willing to shoulder responsibility in the family," she said.
The historical bond and the geographical closeness China shares with the Eastern European countries also help make Chinese men, especially older Chinese men, feel close to women from this region. Russia and Ukraine are all former Soviet countries; we have all heard stories and watched movies about the friendship and stories China shared with these countries.