Things Ukrainians and
Russians do that Europeans might find strange
European going to Ukraine or Russia for the first time is bound to notice
some differences in the way women and men there act. Here is a small list
of things Ukrainians and Russians do that Europeans might find strange.
- Answering (how are
you?) fully and really honestly
How are you?” in
Ukrainian and Russian demands a genuine answer, not just (good … thanks)
- Dressing up to go
to a shop
Ukrainian and Russian
women, particularly women living in cities, love dressing up. For example,
a good dress and some heels are perfect dress for a casual walk.
- Not smiling at
Smiling at people you
randomly make eye contact with is not acceptable. Smiles in Russia and
Ukraine are supposed to be real and genuine, and in most cases are only
shared with friends.
- Sitting down for a
minute before heading on a journey
Once the suitcase is
packed, Ukrainian and Russian women will usually pause and sit quietly for
a minute before leaving.
- Congratulating one
another on getting out of a shower or a bath
They say, (S liogkim
parom), which means (Congratulations on a light steam)
- Calling all women
If you want to call a
female seller, waitress, .. etc, you can just say … (girl). If you want to
address a 45 years old woman, you can call her (girl). If you want to
address a real girl, you call her .. (girl)
- Sitting down at
the table for a diner or lunch and staying there for hours
When groups of
Ukrainian or Russians people get together for lunch or dinner, they will
sit down, have dinner, talk, talk and talk.
- Preparing way more
food than is necessary for when friends come over
And most of it will
have tons of mayonnaise.
- Living with their
It is often that a
whole Ukrainian or Russian family …. parents, children, grandparents, will
live together in 2 rooms apartment.
Quotes from the web:
- Russian women are different. There are good people and bad people!
Generally, Russian women are extremely passionate about love and they are
sensitive yet strong. I'm friend with one and she is so nice and cute.
Russian women are always my choice.
- I speak to a lot of Russian women on language exchange websites
because I am in the process of learning the Russian language and for
whatever reason most of the Russians on these websites that are learning
English are women. I have had many interesting conversations with these
women; they are generally very unique, have pleasant demeanors and are
interested in learning new things. In addition, there has not been a
single one I have spoken to that doesn't look incredibly gorgeous. Like
WOW, oh my god they are beautiful and gorgeous. Some of them could easily
pass as models in the Italy, France or the USA. But apparently it is
- Years ago, I spent 1 years in Ukraine working as a government
contractor, and I was really surprised at the women. Ukrainian women are
very beautiful, very feminine, a true lady, and at the same time, they are
very loyal, very intelligent, hard working, and very resilient, but very
cunning. They know what they want and they will stop at nothing to get it.
A Ukrainian woman wants to feel safe and protected by her man, and most of
all, they want to be taken care of.