Opinions: Foreigners about Russian Women
Some of them have never met Russian women, others - are well acquainted with them. Fifteen users of social network Interpals talked about their seeing of our compatriots.
John Fredericks, USA “Meeting and chat with Russian women left only a positive impression. They are one of the most pleasant and friendly people I have ever met. They always amaze me with their sensitivity and responsiveness! I have never been ignored or not respected. Generally, I find Russian women amiable and energetic in terms of communication. Appearance? I have never seen so many beautiful women in my life!”
Konstantin Sorin, Romania “How do I see a Russian woman? Frankly, I have never met them in real life, but I communicate with two Russian girls on the Internet. I see the image of a Russian woman through the eyes of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. These women have a great influence on the lives of men. I would say they are the fatal women who change fates. They seem to me to be more practical than Russian men. They have a strong character and ambition to go to the very end, despite the obstacles. Russian woman is beautiful, educated and respected. She is a symbol of the Russian nation.”
Ivan Pintor, Mexico “There are many stereotypes about Russian women that are distributed via TV: tall pretty blond girls with whom you can meet in a dating agency and take away one of them from chilly Russia as a bride. And about Russian in general that they drink a lot. From my personal experience I can say that I had a Russian teacher – a tall, slender blonde. Frankly, all Russian embrace me with some charms. Perhaps that is why I began to study this language. It's great that in Russia, as well as in Mexico, for many people mother is above all. By the way, it occurred to me an image of 70-year-old grandmother in a long skirt, a sweater and a Pavloposadskiy scarf.”
James Langevin, Netherlands “Correct or not, but this is my opinion about Russian women, created by the national media, and my conversations with them while traveling. They are very wise. I would say that your women are pretty strong because of their mentality and surprisingly open to tourists from countries that are not too kindly disposed towards Russia. Russian girls have more strong and solid character than men. With regards to appearance, they are among the most beautiful women in the world, very feminine!”
William Miller, France “How do I see Russian women? Hmm ... a good question! The first thing I think about, that they are very attractive. Generally, it emerges to me some stereotypical image: a blonde woman in sunglasses and a fur coat. Sometimes they may be or appear somewhat superficial. When they want something, they will do everything possible to get it. They love luxury and beautiful things, so they are kept by those who have money, but in return they look after the house and take care of their husband and children.”
Craig Graham, United Kingdom “I think that the Slavic features are the most feminine in the world. German one seems to me somewhat rough, it is not particularly suitable for women. I would say that Russian women are the most beautiful. And Russian accent! It is very attractive. The Russian language has a hypnotic effect, and I like that it is so different from the English. Russian have strong sense of unity and community, so women are more virtuous than in the West. And, it seems to me, many Russian women love to dominate and lead.”
Burak Topcu, Turkey “Russian women are the most beautiful women in the world. They have some kind of ideal beauty: some may be tender and sweet, the other are sexy and sensual. Russian girls wear seductive clothing and pose relaxed in the photos. As well it is true that they drink a lot and like parties. But on the other hand, I have friends who have taken Russian as a wife. And all of them say, “Thank you God for our acquaintance! It is the best wife one can imagine.” In general, I have a positive opinion about the Russian.”
Michael Jenner, Germany “Most Russian women are well educated (there are female engineers, female doctors, scientists or economists, and so on). Russian women with whom I communicate online and those I have met in real life have different values than the German. For example, the prestige and appearance, seems to mean a lot to them (perhaps because of the vestiges of the Soviet past). Some Russian women are more cold than warm in terms of behavior and their views. By the way, I want to note that they are very patriotic!”
Ale Sanroman, Spain “From experience of communication with Russian girls, I realized that they have a practical and rational approach to life. But at the same time they are very romantic ladies, so they often have such thoughts, “Sure, life is sometimes unfair, but an amazing romantic story will befall with me, because I deserve it.” They combine the depth of thought, ambition and sensitivity.”
Heinz Schulz, Germany “Russian women know their value, in any case, Moscow women (Heinz lives and works in Moscow for more than 8 years). Of course, money plays a primary role for them. And they are looking for a husband with an apartment, car and bank account. Russian dream to go abroad because they think that there is better than here. The men are richer, the air is cleaner and everybody has a house with a picturesque garden. Russian wives are wonderful hostesses, cook delicious dishes, are hospitable, but uneconomical. But we, choosing a wife, are not looking for a housewife; the differences in mentality hinder relations. Russian are too extravagant, too unpredictable, like when everything is going according to their script, like to order about men, bring up children very strictly, they are not punctual and capricious.”
Peter Kaulitz, 21, a student, Rostock “I know many students from Russia. They're all very, very similar: both in appearance and manner of talk about the future, and what kind of men they choose. They look down on their peers, unless it turns out that they have respectable parents. They choose men 7-10-15-20 years older, it is clear that everything is explained by finances. Russian girls are beautiful, but cold and very prudent, in any case, those whom I know.”
Jonas Lindström, Sweden “Russian girls are very interesting and educated interlocutors, willing to support just any topic of conversation, much more interesting than the Swedish women, who have narrower horizon. Russian really love themselves, so they are always elegant and beautifully dressed, wear makeup.”
Martynas Polch, Switzerland “Russian are intelligent and beautiful, they know how to emphasize their strengths and hide weaknesses. Russian women are strong in spirit; they are ready to do a lot for the sake of love and family, willing to forgive a lot, are vulnerable, sensitive. They are true women, the standard of femininity.”
Justine d'Ore, France “Russian women are very feminine and luxurious. Men want to wear those women on their hands, dress in furs and fulfill every their wish. Unlike French women, they are more liberated in the relationship; they often make the first steps, they are easily offended, but appeased; it is fun and easy with them, every day is like a holiday. But this holiday doesn’t last long, Russian are unstable.”
Anders Hendrickson, Cyprus “I didn’t communicate a lot with Russian girls. I received impressions from a trip to Moscow in 2004. Russian girls are painted as Matryoshka. They are very bright, elegant, plump, and rosy. Immediately evident, that they are healthy and happy; eat, probably, pancakes with honey and caviar and drink vodka, that’s why they are so beautiful. A friend told me about one Russian girl, with whom he fell in love, and she turned to be a scammer. Now he says that all the Russian are very prudent, dangerous, and insidious, everything carefully think over, and I do not believe, Russian are very sociable and cheerful, love to have fun, Russian booze is something great!”
How many people, so many opinions, and male foreigners judge us, mainly by Russian girls, whom they knew personally, with whom they met on holiday or work together.
In any case, all agree that Russian girls are very beautifull and feminine, fun, stylish, good hostesses and passionate lovers, and demand for Russian wives abroad increases with each passing year.