This is a scam and you should never send money for it!
There are several fake website masquerading as Russian marriage agencies promising to bring Western men and Russian women together.
The period from first contact to first cash request could be a few days or a few months but regardless how long you've "known" the person, a request for money is a scam.
Scammers operate from countries with low per capita income and even if a scam takes months to pay out it is worthwhile for them, even for just a few hundred dollars.
This is likely to be a scan of a fake or fabricated visa.
This ploy also relies on the stereotypical assumption that all Russian and Eastern European women want to move to or visit America, Canada, the UK or Australia which simply isn't the case.She professes her love and gives instructions to send money through Western Union or Money Gram.This is a broad example of Russian online dating scams.With many people catching on to this scam, the scammers have “improvised” their story a little.They do not ask for money for a ticket or visa but instead send you a scanned visa as “proof”.Sometimes, they will even cite certain immigration requirements to sound more convincing.