comments posted by our readers to the Young
Russian Women article
Comment (received 21/10/02): "Beautiful...the majority of the young women are very pale and skinny, so if you like that...then yes
they are the the most beautiful in the world!
Otherwise they are just average like many other countries (some nice, some not so nice) but they are very feminine and nice to foriegners
You are right about the clothes they are very revealing or figure huggingly tight in the right places. The russians are very proud and you will often see them standing on the metro usually if they wear any light
coloured clothes and wiping off small usually undetectable stains from their clothes.
They are very flirty too!"
Comment (received 28/10/02): "I'm a Russian girl, and I'll live in the US for a year. Agree with this passage, Russian girls are just beautiful.
By the way, I wear high heels here, and I'm used to it but most Americans are suprised that I wear them."
Answer: Oh, this is a great post! ëÂ·§ ÌÂ ÔÓ›‚‡ÎË¯¸... ;-) I just want to point out that we don't say that Russian girls are the most beautiful, we say that many people think so. All girls and all people are beautiful in their own special way.
Comment (received 30/10/02): "This piece truly describes the notion many people subscribe to, Russian ladies are one of the naturally gifted in the world, that is, arguably amongst the best in the world in terms of beauty, no doubt, but what I question is the atittude to foreigners, i.e Europeans whether white or black. There seems to be an 'offish' atittude to foreigners and all the more pronounce if they happen to see a black foreigner, I have been trying to work out the reasoning behind this, but until now the answer seems far fetched....."
Any takers on this?"
Comment (received 04/11/02): "I pity the fool!!..."
Comment (received 13/11/02): "hmm...as far as I know, Russians love foregners! (especially americans) just from my own experience I would say, I am russian and when my american step family visits they are adored by everyone, a lot of russians (especially "teenagers") like American culture; music, fashion ect. So I don't know why there is talk of racism, its becoming a tierd subject because Russians are not racist at all! Ofcourse you may look exotic to them but isn't that good? I don't think many would ever look down on you for being black or asian or whatever , so get over the paranoia."
Comment (received 14/11/02): "Hello! Anai i?eaao!
I'm a Russian girl. I am study English now & therefore I can make mistakes.
It was interesting to read, what foreigners think of us. Article is not bad.
I was surprised, why high heels are unusual. Our men very much like high heels because gait of the woman on heels always is sexual.
I wear heels because it is convenient also I know, that I am lovely.
We are beautiful - yes, but also are clever.
Yes, in Russia the most part of families earn not much money & many young people choose to study to be able to find a well-paid job in the future. The well-paid job is really a problem, especially if you live in small city.
But I love Russia!
Have a good day!
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Comment (received 20/11/02): I am an american male and have been to Saint Petersburg 3 times. I will move there next year for employment. It is true the Russian women in my eyes are the most beautiful. They are also very kind to me and interested in what I have to say. Let us not forget that their skin is so soft. Why will I give up my American lifestyle and move to Russia? The women and culture! Get the point?
Comment (received 20/11/02): I have just returned from Moscow from the UK and I must say Moscow was 'ACE' no doubt, contrary to
the impression people out here have about Moscow, It's a 'must do' destination. This website was a good traveller's guide for me, don't know if my trip would be been a success without this website- all I can say is
team- Mwaaaaah a big smacker (kiss) for your effort, now my friends wont go to Moscow without consulting this website. About the ladies in Moscow, wow! what can I say? I think they are 'ACE', very nice, a vast majority are
educated, very warm, friendly, articulate and helpful, It's a one-for-all, all-for-one attitude.
I can identify a little bit with what the UK gentleman above is trying to put across, but it's great to look on the bright side whilst in Moscow, the city is breathtaking and fascinating. A lot of things to see and do, some are weird and some are wonderful, but that's what makes it Moscow afterall.
I should think someone should educate whoever left the comment of 4/11/02 on how to empathise with the gent from Uk and not display some element of ignorance and a great degree of indifference, people will find that individuals like that give people the negative impression about Russians. From my experience I had a great time during my visit,I would do it a million times over if I had to do Moscow again, I and a whole bunch of my friends shall no doubt be visiting again very soon, defying the break neck freezing temperature in Moscow during this season, but considering its near enough the same weather in UK right now but hey! Moscow here we come.
Once again profound gratitude to Dmitri and team for your effort on this website and the sheer power of enlightenment this website generates. surely, I shall be spreading the word here in UK. "WaytoRussia is a path
Comment (received 24/11/02): "It's obvious this website is not a fair one, because it seems it chooses to publish comments it wants
to publish rather than all comments. I thought this was a lovely site and a truly reflective site, but it has now come to my attention that I was
wrong. I shall spread the word!"
Answer: Ok, go on, spread the word. Don't forget to include a link to waytorussia.net. And yes, we're not fair, here we publish only those comments we find to be the most interesting.
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Comment (received 28/12/02): "Beauty exists-good luck to russian and all women in manifesting a 'beauty intent'of pure perception! "
Comment (received 14/01/03): "do you have a boyfriend and where do you live"
Answer: me? Oh, yeah, by the way, we received a few personals in this section (a man wants to meet a woman), so we created a new "Personals" section in the Talk Lounge Forum, please, feel free to post your personal ad there. If you register, you can put your profile and even a photo.
Comment (received 7/02/03): " It's what YOU think Russian women think about: "finding a wealthy Russian or even foreign husband". My friend, you obviously do not know Russian women. It's intelligence, beauty, and femininity mixed together. As for dressing in a "way that attracts men like bees" - if you have long legs (as you pointed out correctly) why cover up in baggy clothes? All of the West does it, - it doesn't mean we should.
Answer: (this is a reply from the author of this article):
"Surely 'if you have long legs why cover up in baggy clothes? All of the West
does it, - it doesn't mean we should.' I totally agree, when women have long legs why not show them. But some girls in Russia dress in a way that's not only sexy but also a bit porn. And it's hard to see them as simply a person, their sexuality is always exhibited, they look like they're dressing according to sex stereotypes. In the west, many girls show their legs and are sexy but I find they dress in more original ways than in Russia. It's not true all the West wears baggy clothes." (by CS)
Comment (received 21/02/03): Hello. I am a Russian girl. this site is not bad, it can be very useful for people who decide to travel to Russia. But to be honest I got sick reading the article "Young Russian Women". Are you describing animals or something? "This interesting sort of animals, "russian women", usually has almond eyes.
These animals are tall, thin, legs of these species are usually long, they prefer to jump on amazingly high heel shoes. Usually animals of
this population are blond.
These species have pink cheeks in Winter. They look pretty when they don't wear too much make-up." Blah, blah, blah.. We all are different, with different (short and long) legs, with different cheeks and eyes. The guy who wrote this article should check his head because I doubt he has any brain.
Answer: (Hi, it was not a guy writing this article, here's the answer from the author of this article):
"Yes i described russian women with general features. they're not like an animal specie, more like a human specie .of they're all different but what if someone asks to describe how people in japan look in general, and they're told they're all different, it won't help them much to have an idea. I was just pointing out some features that i saw in many young russian women. Of course every person is different but there are more people with almond eyes in Russia than in France for example, so why not say it? and I don't like makeup why can't i say it doesn't look nice? It's a subjective description and anyone is welcome to criticize it, to add his/her advice.
Also How can i not have a brain? if i didn't have a brain i wouldn't be alive. well maybe you mean i don't use it in the way you like. ok." (by CS)
Comment (received 26/02/03): "I think Russian women are far too beautiful and exotic to sell themselves and thier pride for money. They deserve more than money.
Comment (received 2/03/03): "I think the writer of the colum made a correct generalisation of young Russian women. I am a young woman of North-European descent (with long legs myself) and I do like the way the Russian women (and men) look in general. Charasterictic for some Russian women, from Western point of view, is that they are dressed in porno-style clothes, extremely high heels and with too much make-up. And don?t get me wrong, I think they are cool too, but I can imagine that these "striking" girls get misunderstood and treated as sex objects. In the West, you definately would be treated like a sex object with no brains, dressing up provocatively, for example, to go to work and you definately wouldn?t be taken seriously by men and not by women either. I don?t think the Nordic equality between the sexes would be possible if women would dress upp "the Russian way". You can show your legs and dress up sexy and you can leave something for the fantasy, not necessarily "over-kill". I would like to see more street- and club-clothing in Russia, that is something that the country lacks. And it?s good that these things are beeing discussed. Finally I am wondering, doesn?t anybody have something to say about the gorgoeus RUSSIAN MEN???"
Comment (received 15/03/03): " I spent June 2002 in St. Petersburg and I must say that I agree with your article about Russian women. I live in Canada but am from Eastern European descent and before going on my trip I tried to find information on how women dress in Russia and customs of that nature, but unfortunately all I found was some websites that scare women going to Russian to 'beware' of all the problems and to avoid all things that might make them look even the slightest bit wealthy. And so off I went for a month, with out my nice handbag, or nice shoes ... all in an attempt not to draw attention to myself as a foreigner and it would seem I did only the opposite. I have to say that I really admire Russian women for their femininity ... I think that women in North America should take a few lessons from them. (Although I must admit that the see-through pants and shirts were quite a shock for me!) At least I will know for the next time I go back to Russia that I don't have to leave my own femininity behind."
Comment (24/03/03): "First, have enjoyed the variety of comments posted on this page.
As an American Male (who will listen to me) I have been to Moscow on four occasions, to Tula and to Sochi. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Studies have shown that the most "beautiful" actually have the greatest combination of "average" features.
My own observations on the street and beside the sea, the pool and at the social gatherings was that there many variations of Russian women as in many other countries I have visited including my own. I think the trend in Russia for stylish, often preponderous,
sometimes provocative clothing and sportwear (bathingsuits) is a display
of individuality and break from older traditional wear.
I was joined in Russia by a very attractive person (female)with those long legs and long dark hair of Ukaranian heritage and wearing blocky high-heels.. I met and saw others, some of whom had "superflous" builds.
All seemed to be proud of their heritage, their vanity and were very cordial. I also found those that I met (men & women) to be hospitable and helpful when I needed it. I will be returning, not for the assessment but for the friendship found there in Russia."
Comment (28/03/03): "I am an American male who just got back from a trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg and I have to say, as a whole, the women in Russia were among the most beautiful I have ever seen. "
Comment (1/04/03): "This stupid text about Russian DEVUSHKA"s" (without "s" please) is NOT true...and towns are NOT small...excuse me???America is smaller,than Russia...NY is smaller than my town(St.Petersburg)...It means,that NY is the smallest??Girls in Russia NEVER wear ALL purple...we have very good taste in clothing...I can't say that about American girls...In Amerika I saw a lot of girls in high hill shoes and ADIDAS SPORT PANTS...hahah....this is VERY fancy...so,please,before you write something about ALL girls in Russia,go to GOOd parts of Russia,please..."
Answer: I guess it is somebody making a 1st April joke, otherwise it's too silly.
Comment (12/04/03): "From the coffee shop near the entrance to the Metro Mockowskaya Station, this older American cowboy was very pleasantly distracted from the crap in Iraq by the parade of St. Petersburg finest. These pretty ladies in their short, tight or both bottoms and those see through blouses are an inspiration to all free men. Go girls, go! Although the famous structures were wrapped for winter construction in preparation for yr 300, the true treasures I remember most will be the coy looks and cute sayings received from the proud and beautiful decendants of those that survived the 900 day seige. Pla-cee-ba Marina, Elena, Irina, etc."
Comments (received 23/04/03): "It's the real boolshit! Or just a stupid superficial point of view of a foreigner on GREAT RUSSIAN LADIES!
Pure Russian Lady (in a rage!!!)"
Comment (received 2/05/03): "I am 45, from Argentina but live in USA. I'am married 20 years, but I still see myself looking at the Russian brides classif's every once in a while.
I think that what most impress us (western type guys) about Russian girls is that even many of the "beautiful ones" seem to have lower levels of "demand" (in general), a rare combination of beauty with consumer virgin brain! :)... True or false that's the image we all get and works wonders on our imagination"
Comment (received 14/05/03): "Amazed.
There are some places to see beautiful women in the world: Argentina, Brazil, perhaps Spain, perhaps Italy. None of that compares to Russia. It is incredible how so many girls are the most beautiful in the world. And that they are all skinny and pale and look like dead is a fucking misconception."
Answer: Uhhmm, is there are professional in web design around? I was thinking if we should allow people to put the F word in their comments because of how search engines react on it... Any ideas?
Freedom of speech is the most important here, but I don't want google to exclude us from their list.
Comment (1/06/03): "Your artucle is way too general. Saying that they are ALL tall and thin and beautiful and blond is an overly simplified statement. I agree that there are lots and lots of beautiful girls in Russia, but you, guys, must be way more objective.
Answer: Oh, come on!
Comment (2/06/03): "expected something deeper. what about intelligence? what about being caring and deep?
foreigners are attracted to Russia topic as bees to honey...Russia is always enigma to them, so when they watch Lilya4-ever which doesn't compliment to ex Soviet countries as such and just proves foreign perception of Russia - poverty, people-women in this case desperately looking for ways to escape from the country by selling their bodies etc...I can undesratnd teh author of this film - he made what foreigners would like to watch and,therefore,purchase. However, it is cheap and unfair to Russian women. All of us have our own ways in life whereas after teh movies and articles like this foreigner will be convinced in the corectness of his view on Russian women and Russia itself."
Comment (5/06/03): "As a young australian Male, Teaching english in Moscow and Southern Russia, This article is very accurate, The percentage of young attractive women in the cities is higher than in western cultures, also the places to socialize are fewer and so they tend to congregate, the fashion sense is higher and the lack of feminism allows the young women to dress in whatever they can to attract men, 'peacocks' my foreign friends say. Combined with the lack of over-eating, the average russian women is far above average than western women. Statistically I'd say you'll see 1 attractive girl in 5 minutes in western society, and 5 attractive russian girls per minute. p.s. southern russian girls are more tanned! "
Comment (13/6/03): "I am from America and am getting married to a Russian woman later this year. She is GORGEOUS. I would never find anyone who looks like her in America and is available."
Comment (4/7/03): " I live in New York and have been to Moscow in May. Here in US most girls are so-so or not at all good looking, in Moscow to the contrary I saw mostly good looking girls. No argument about it."
Comment (6/7/03): " I came to Russia in 1998 - by default, pardon the pun, I ended up staying.
On Russian women I would like to say that as a man who has travelled the world from Saudia Arabia to America to Russia and further... the women here are simply more feminine than anywhere else..
I have a young company here with a Russian partner - it's a new world full of crazy, irrational situations, where the girls rule..
Moscow is the only city in the world where a man can sit on the metro and simply forget what on earth he was supposed to be doing, erm working, and watch those angels float by...
.. but beware as these angles can be ruthless as their charms can dazzle and bemuse the unfortunate traveller..
Russian girls: handle with care!"
Comment (13/7/03): "Definitely Russian ladies are attractive. And hard working. And determined.
So are Czech ladies , Vietnamese ladies ( specially young one).
Just a matter of personal taste and chemistry.
But , on the other hand, Russian ladies have problems with accomodating to Western societies.
They would go a long way to accomodate needs and expectations of Westerners. But , how far you could go ?
I have displeasure meeting Russian ladies being abused, "disciplined", resorting to drinking/drugs , since they have in North America difficulties with finding social assistance . Even visit to the police station or just women's shelter may be frightening to them.
But : good luck !"
Comment (16/07/03): "Hi, we are two friends from Chile and we have to say that if it?s true we still don?t meet any russian girl personaly, we already love them!
We really agree with the "most beautiful in the world" denomination and hope to check it in your next summer (2004). At any other time it?s too cold for us! "
Comment (22/07/03): "Why work to the lowest common denominator? If you want to make this site work - and it's a good site for the most part - you'd do well to get rid of articles like this. There are a lot of sites about Russia that promote the idea of the country as a one great woman-provider for the West, and there's no need for you to be doing the same, especially as it looks like you're trying to cater for younger and individual travellers who probably aren't that desperate yet. As for people who've already been to Russia, one look at an article like this and you want to move on to a better site.
Answer: We write what we think is interesting for the visitors of our website. By the way, just a few minutes later, after reading the Facts about Women section you wrote that now you're satisfied.. So, you see everybody will find on WayToRussia.Net what he / she likes.
Comment (23/7/03): "Hi, I'm an american teenager that lives in london and is weeks away from moving to moscow. I have traveled and moved around the world many times but never to russia. I have to say i am very exited to be moving there. I hear many great interesting things from moscow. My main motivation (like any other strait guy) is the russian ladies. I have become even more exited to hear that russian ladies are interested in american guys. I am curious though if russian ladies who cant even speak a word of russian will talk to strangers..? id really like to mix in with the "real" russian people. I'm interested in their style and culture. Id really appreciate an answer to my questions and even more info. and it is true that the "west" wear more baggy clothes.. i personally feel its more comfortable and relaxed."
Answer: This is like an answer to the previous message... As for the clothes, the only "true" thing I can say is that women in Russia during summer wear more open and tight clothes, than in other cultures... BUT... when I went to England, I saw what it's like to really be naked, a lot of women there wear nearly nothing in summer.. but maybe that's just something common for cold northern countries...
Comment (30/7/03): "I have dated a few American, Western European and Russian women. It is definitely not enough to draw any conclusions whatsoever, but I did notice some interesting differences among the women of different cultures. I think that women can be influenced very much by their culture and it affects their lifestyle and personal relationship. Russian women tend to depend too much on their partner, which makes them less mysterious when you get to know them better, but at the same time they seem to be more faithful and forgiving than western women. Russian women can be very demanding, and they care a lot if their partner is financially secured! Most Russian women smoke and most get married in their early twenties. In contrast, American women can be very unpredictable sometimes, which makes them very attractive. Most American women could care less if you own a large share of General Electric or Pfizer stocks or if you are a clerk at some insurance agency. I think soon, in the US there would be more househusbands than housewives . However, I encountered a few US women that were concerned too much about their own problems, and cared less about anybody else. Western women are the most interesting of all. They are fun to talk to, very educated, usually speak at least two or more languages; they seem to be the perfect medium between the spoiled and independent US women and too security-seeking Russian women. Western women seem to be more outgoing, adventure seeking, and don?t mind crazy ideas. It is clear that if a Belgian girl moves to Germany and lives there for a few years and then moves to England, then she would experience a lot more than a Vermont girl that moves to LA and then to Big Apple or Midwest. Although the US is a very diverse country, it is far behind Europe, and therefore American people don?t experience the same, unless they get out and travel far."
Comment (1/09/03): " I am Russian, live in Canada and used to be married to Chinese:) Thanks God it is in the past. Now I finally have returned to my own roots and found Russian girlfriend who it is pity had to go back to Russia but we chat daily in icq and planning to meet in Prague this winter. I need to say that Russian girls are different, though my girlfriend generaly resembles the strereotype in almost everything but being brunette:)The real difference between Russian and say North American women is in their spirit. After some experience with non russian girls I need to say that for family life and general happines our girls sure are ones of the best. They just need proper men to let their inner beaty open."
Comments (16/09/03): "they look beautiful..sometimes amazing..but not enough sensetive,soul,warm...we want more..the prince of bosphorus"
Comments (15/10/03): " I returned from Novosibirsk, Russia on october 8th and I have never seen so many beaautiful women in one place. I went specifically to meet a woman I have been writting on the internet and was very happy with her. I couldn't help however noticing the amazing attractive ladies I found there. The trip was the best holiday I have ever had and plan on returning within a year. I highly recommend anyone considering going to take the plunge and go!!!
Comment (25/10/03): "Russian gals are not only about beauty. They are intelligent. No doubt. Simply smart. And simply gorgeous. Their caring spirit and tenderness make you wanna give up everything. Very sensitive, very sexy... A treasure!!!"
Comment (27/10/03): "I think your right russian woman are beautiful
I am glad i was born russian"
Comment (12/11/03): "russia is a very beautiful country with lovely beautiful girls,I like the russian language too it's very musical I even started to learn it"
Comment (20/11/03): "Thanks for such characteristic! I am in shock. I am also young Russian woman and sinserely I can't understand how you can speak about us in such a way. A lot of Russian women are successive and independent and as I know not all of us are searching for foreign husband to sit on his neck. We know what to work hard and to earn much. And as for fasion I think that Russian women are one of the most elegant in the world. Just look at American women in their horrible jeans and t-shirts. They even don't know what is style."
Comment (21/11/03): ""Russian women are said to be the most beautiful women in the world".. it may be (i've heard women from Bratislava are the best), but i'm sure it doesn't mean tall and thin body, with long legs etc... of course, many russian women have it as well as other women in the world. I think, russian beauty that is so often spoken about is inside. You may not meet a woman with almond eyes, because there are so many different eyes in Russia!!!! (by the way, i don't agree that most of russian women have almond eyes and are blond) But in any case you will find "a deep russian soul" in these eyes. What does "a deep russian soul" mean?? It's something that combine all kinds of russian women regardless of their body features. You will find in these eyes a huge source of power that allows them to be the best support for russian men in their really difficult life. That's why a lot of foreingers have been looking for a perfect wife in Russia. Maybe i don't have so much experience, but whereelse can you find such selflessness, devotion, wisdom and at the same time childish livenes and naturalaty??! And all this doesn't depend on woman's age. You should only try to discover it!!"
Comment (12/12/03): "Very interested in the article posted by Bart Jackson on 15/10/03 regarding Novosibirsk and am planning on travelling there next summer. If anybody could assist me with information regarding this city (I've already seen it on this site and it was good) I'd very much appreciate it. My e mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Comment (11/12/03): "i agree that Russian women are just like any other women in the world , some of them are pretty- some are not.i heard alot about American women before i actullay came here- most of it is that they are ugly and fat. well, not all of them- you can meet some really pretty girls and women.But yes, Russian girls stand out ,just because they use make up almost every day, wear nice clothes to work and want to look good. i cant say the same thing about american women:))
Comment (11/12/03): "I live in St. Petersburg. I am so used to the high hills (not less than 5 cm), than snickers seems to be so uncomfortable (once i had terrible pain in my foot when i put them on).
But i think you are not right about tall Russian girls. Really, you will see a lot of them on Nevsky prospect, but i think our average height is around 160 cm. (i am 155 cm :-(( )"
Comment (20/01/04): "You forgot the clear vinyl clothes craze or 2002(?)
The best reason to come to Russia, Ukraine, or any of the other FSU, is because of the life long friendships you will make if you relax, get away from the tourist traps, and meet the local people. Old - young, Skinny - fat, Pretty - earthy, Whatever. It will all work in your favor if you are polite, show interest in them and their culture, avoid compare contrast, and be your self.
American man. Live in Ukraine. Studying, Traveling and working in the USSR-FSU since 1988.
Want more info from the trenches???
Comment (28/01/04): " I the type of man I"M Black and I love all women.Russian are very sexy to me no matter if I"VE never been out to Russia. after seeing Rocky 4
my eyes have been set on a Russian lady my friend I would like to meet and speak to a sexy, most beautiful lady of course!!!!!!!! "
Comment (25/02/04): "I CERTAINLY AGREE, I THINK RUSSIAN WOMEN ARE A VERY BEUTIFUL SPICIES WHICH NO MAN CAN RESIST.
Comment (12/03/04): "why do people say russian girls are sexy????????? i am russian but i always notice very few beautiful women around. very few. ;( probably i have been seeing them too much since i was born that's why my taste has somehow become numb about that, dunno... i think the most beautiful women are in North America (US & Canada), England, and also Latin America. when i live in the US i always see diverse people, white, black, asian, and a great number of them are real cute. British chicks are especially cute. ;)"
Comment (15/03/04): "young women here need to learn about bra's and have a better taste in fasion. they are really trashy. hahaha"
Comment (18/03/04): "I have always wanted a young russian wife. I have always thought the russian women are so beautiful. I can't wait until I can get one of them to start to write me."
Comment (24/03/04): "The secret of a beauty of Russian women is in their desire to be beautiful. I saw many women in the west who are potentially beautiful but don't really care of themselves much, therefore they look dull. Very often by looking at a dull-looking english woman I was thinking how nice she would look like if she had used a little bit of make up and put on some elegant clothes!"
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