Yes, this looks like a typical "copy and paste" scammer.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.But be aware that many scammers commonly prey on older western men, since they are considered to be a pretty easy target.
Also, the agencies may keep selling her address for their own profits.
You may try to "reply" to her existing listings under different names/e-mail address, and see what happens.
We help couples with all the travel arrangements: visas to Russia and other countries, airline tickets (international and domestic), train tickets, accommodations in hotels and serviced apartments, transfer, guides, etc.
In most cases we deal with happy couples longing to see each other, however, we do get occasional phone calls from frustrated grooms whose "dream girl" turned out to be a scammer.
Although your lady friend might have some legitimate reasons not to invite you to her home-country (and we hope the reason is not already having a husband at home or not even being a woman you think you are corresponding with) it should still raise a red flag for you.
Do not send her any money, offer to buy her a ticket instead. Even if she writes to you that an airline ticket would cost two or three times less in Russia (which is questionable) , do not send her the money! Most likely you are being set up for a "visa and tickets scam" when a bride asks you for money to pay for her tickets and visa and then disappears once she gets it. Ask her to provide more details on the University that she is going to come to study at, and then contact that University.
This may be the truth - Internet-cafes DO cost a lot, and with the average salary in Russia is 0 - 0 per month, using the Internet cafe could be a big expense for her.
But if this is one of the FIRST things she mentions in her very first letters, then it is a scam-alert. But if the letters are very personal and have all your questions answered in detail and do not have any other scam-symptoms, then it might just be that person's manner of speaking.
We suggest you check with your country's Embassy to see how easy it would be for her to get a tourist visa to your country. If they have some kind of a student exchange program in place, they will be happy to tell you about it.
Also, you can contact the Embassy that issued that visa to confirm its validity.