(There’s a film about this airing on BBC – it follows the men to Russia to meet their brides… kg)
For young men in Zacharo (or Sugar Town), western Greece, life is somewhat bittersweet.
Women are fleeing the area in search of work or marriage in the big cities, leaving the men behind – and lonely.
Fully aware of this situation is the astute mayor of Sugar Town, Pantazis Chronopoulos.
As part of his re-election campaign, he promised to find the men wives.
The mayor knows that love and politics are not mutally exclusive
“I don’t know how he came up with the idea,” says Kadafi, the local coffee shop owner, “but he promised that if we voted for him, he would organise a trip abroad to find us a wife.” BBC NEWS | Programmes | This World | Twin towns linked for love