If the recommendations the site gives you don’t have much appeal, you can go back and change your criteria anytime you want.
Prior to that, when you’re still using the site for free, you do have a few options for communicating, but you’ll be restricted to just other free members.
Your choices are to: send interest, add as a Favorite, visit someone’s profile, and send a message that they can’t actually read.
Russian Cupid was known at one time as Russian Euro.com, but was acquired by Cupid Media Network and promptly given a makeover.
I was a long time member of one of the sister sites of Russiancupid.com, Afrointroductions.com, while I was living in both Mauritius and South Africa as an expatriate.