Well, if she placed a half of dozen of those ads in different catalogs before, she may not remember to remove them later.
They use pre-written letters and use parts of them as they need. There are still areas in Russia where it is quite common not to have a phone in the house.
Check all black lists very carefully, and consider writing the girl using a different name. Useful Links and Trusted marriage agencies: Russia: Internet Dating Schemes US Department of State Entrust Located in Moscow and in business for many years, the agency adheres to a strict selection policy and requires personal interviews with all clients to eliminate chances of scams.
One of the requirements for the fiancée visa is a personal meeting within the last two years.
And YOU will have to file lots of paperwork before she can even fill out her application. In any case, do not send any money without verification of the validity of her visa.
When it comes to matters of the heart even the most brilliant man can be tricked if he is not informed on tactics used by scammers.