The woman is supposed to look after kids and make a meal for the husband coming home from work (who often comes home drunk) and if a woman complains, it may end up in a verbal or physical abuse by the man.The demographics and culture are hard to change; I am sure it will change with time, but this was the reason why I decided, after many years of trying to get married in Russia to a good man, to look for a relationship elsewhere.When Russia plunged into chaos following the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of its citizens looked for a reliable way out.Naturally, foreigners were viewed as a bridge to the more developed and "civilized" West.The best example of loyalty of Russian women: in the 19th century there was a riot against the tsar, and the aristocrats who participated in that riot were sentenced for a lifelong exile and hard labor in Siberia.Their wives followed them voluntarily to cold deserted lands and shared the punishment.Russian women want to marry good men and have a normal family and children, and it's not always possible in Russia for all of them.There is huge demographic disproportion in Russia with only 88 men for 100 women.
For the majority of them life is like a podium, and so they have to look sparkling even on the way to get a newspaper or walking the dog.
The popular rock group Kombinatsiya summed up in endearing, if flawed, English what was most on Russian girls' minds: "American boy, American joy. " Russian women gained a name for going weak in the knees for anyone from the West.
That reputation persists today, and it is not wholly without cause.
When I asked her why she cares so much about her appearance, she looks surprised: “Why would I choose to not look beautiful? How is anyone going to notice your rich inner world if you don’t attract attention?
” The worst thing is that if you are going out with a Russian girl you will either have to dress up and put a lot of effort in looking nice, or everyone will be looking at you and wondering, how did a pretty lady like her end up with that slob?