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Russian Women and Language Barriers

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Russian Culture: Drinking Tea

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When American and Western people think of Russians and their drinking habits, 9 out of 10 people immediately think “vodka”. Many are surprised to find out that Russians are very passionate about tea-drinking and are drinking more tea than British people. So if you go to Russia to visit your Russian bride, expect to have a lot of tea with her, her family and her friends.

Tea was brought to Russia from China in the 17th century and since then Russian people fell in love with this drink. Believe it or not, tea is the most popular beverage in the country and is closely associated with Russian traditions and culture. Read more »

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How to Protect Yourself from Russian Dating Scams

You land on yet another Russian dating website and look at hundreds of photos of beautiful Russian women. Some of them are looking for a husband, others just for a relationship. Some are very young; others are more mature. Some have children; others don’t. Some just want to love and be loved; others want to scam you.

It is important not to be discouraged by this fact, because scammers are trying to take advantage of people in every industry, not just in Russian dating. Keep your head straight, watch out for some clues and you will be able to spot the scammers. It might not be as hard as it seems. Here are some tips how to protect yourself from Russian dating scams. Read more »

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Russian Culture: Holidays

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If you decided to develop a relationship with a Russian woman, or if you are already married to one, make sure you remember main Russian holidays. Russians like holidays. They like to celebrate, to give and receive gifts, so please don’t skip Women’s Day or, God forbid, forget about getting her a Birthday gift. She may not say anything due to pride and modesty, but you will make her sad.
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Do Mature Russian Women Prefer Older Men

As a general rule Russian women mature earlier. By the age of 20-22 they are ready to create a family and have children. In Western culture you can rarely find a man who is ready to tie the knot this early, so this is one of the reasons why many mature Russian women prefer to marry older guys.
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Russian Culture: Gift Giving. What to Get for your Russian Lady

If you already met a special Russian lady and you think you relationship is serious enough to go visit her in Russia, first of all, congratulations! Second of all, make sure you don’t blow it. Learning Russian customs and traditions will help you not look like a dork; it will make your Russian woman feel special and will impress her family. First thing you need to do before you go is to buy gifts. For your woman and for her family.
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10 Biggest Stereotypes About Russian Women – Part 2

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Stereotype 6. Russian wives are submissive and they would love to be your slave. As far as you get them out of the country that is. I am not going to repeat myself, because I just answered this question in this post.

Stereotype 7. Russians don’t have a sense of humor and are very sad people. This one is actually funny. Read more »

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What Russian Women Like in Men

Please don’t believe the myth that all Russian men are alcoholics, because it is very far from truth. And don’t think that Russian women will fall for anyone who is not a drunkard, or that they would do anything to get out of the country. Russian women have their standards when it comes to choosing men and the fact that they often give preferences to Western men, only means that westerners often suit their needs better.

No doubt, every woman is different and has her own standards when choosing a spouse, but still, there are certain values that most Russian women prefer to see in men. Read more »

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What to Get for Your Russian Wife’s Birthday

You probably already know that gift giving is a big part of Russian culture. If you have a Russian wife and want to make her happy, don’t forget to buy gifts for her, especially for her Birthday.

In Russia they say that it is not the gift that matters, but the attention, so you don’t need to go wild and spend a fortune to make your woman happy. Your gift doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does have to be thoughtful. Read more »

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Dating a Russian Woman: Language Barriers

Before I came to the United States, I (Natasha) knew English pretty well, or at least I though so. I went to specialized English school for several years and was able to express myself very well. Nevertheless, when I came to the United States, I had a hard time adapting to American English and understanding it. Now imagine how hard it might be for women who barely know English. Surely, they will learn English in time, but you can help this process to go smoother for them. Read more »

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