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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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Russian Women and Fashion

Russian women like to dress up. They are not afraid to show their femininity and this is often reflected in the way they dress. russian women fashion Read more »

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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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Free Russian Dating Sites – How Legitimate Are They?

With the economy being in a dismal state, it is understandable that more and more Western men are searching for free Russian dating sites or marriage agencies. However, when it comes to Russian dating, free is not always the best choice. Here are the reasons why.

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The Ideal Places to Find Single Russian Women

Even though I think that online dating is a pretty good and convenient way to meet single Russian women, there are some other ways you may want to consider. Read more »

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What are Ukrainian Girls like? Are they different from Russian?

Russian and Ukraine are two separate countries and even though Ukrainian girls are similar in mentality to Russian, there are some differences. We have friends who are Ukrainian and have friends who are Russian and I think that unless you are from Eastern Europe, you will probably not notice the difference. Read more »

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Are Eastern European Women the Same as Russian?

Question: Are Eastern European (Ukrainian, Belarussian, Latvian) women the same as Russian?

I don’t like the phrase “the same”, because even identical twins who were raised by the same parents will not be the same. If by the word “the same” you mean similar core values and mentality, then I should say yes.

First of all, when the Soviet Union collapsed, many Russians and Eastern Europeans ended up living in different countries and getting different citizenships, which had nothing to do with their nationality. Read more »

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Russian Women and Language Barriers

Question: How hard it is to overcome the language barrier when corresponding with Russian women? Read more »

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Russian Culture: Superstitions

If you don’t want to get in trouble or freak your Russian bride or Russian wife out, keep in mind that Russians are usually superstitious. Save yourself an embarrassment or three, try to remember these things:

1. An even number of flowers is considered to be a misfortune and you bring even number of flowers only on funerals and graves. Guess how many flowers were in the first bouquet of flowers, which my American fiancé at the time got for me? 16. I knew he didn’t want me to be dead and I never considered myself to be superstitious, but getting an even number of flowers felt a bit weird.
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Russian Women: Are They Really Who They Say They Are

Question: When I look at Russian women’s profiles online, most of them are beautiful, educated and according to their profiles, have great moral characters. If they are so good, why aren’t they married yet? Read more »

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