So you’ve taken an interest in finding out more about the mysterious and lovely women from Russia, but you’ve also heard the rumors and stereotypes. What’s the first thing we do when we want to know more about a certain culture? You guessed it. We use Google to its max for any juicy tidbits.

And the result? Stereotypes, generalizations, and labels. In all fairness, Russia is an intimidating and vast country, and its people are a big unknown to foreigners. 

So what do people do with the unknown? We label, judge, and categorize them.

Are you wondering if the stereotypes about Russian women are true, and are these stereotypes perhaps putting you off from pursuing one of these Russian beauties? 

If you want to get to the bottom of these stereotypes, I have all the information you need on the biggest stereotypes of Russian women.

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The Biggest Stereotypes of Russian Women in Our Article

Russia is one of the most powerful countries in the world, and with that comes some pretty big stereotypes. It’s very easy to sit on your couch and stereotype women if you haven’t taken the time to get to know them. That’s why it’s so crucial that you don’t believe everything you read.

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Obviously, some stereotypes hold some truth, but quite often, it’s a simple misunderstanding. The more you learn about a culture and its people, the more its stereotypes will start making sense.

It’s almost as if you need to try and put yourself in their shoes. No culture or individual is perfect in any way, but it’s also not fair to label all Russian women as something that is  either desirable or disagreeable.

So let’s pick apart and analyze the biggest stereotypes of Russian women in our article: 

All Russian Women Are Gold-Diggers

I don’t think that this stereotype applies just to Russian women. It seems like this is a popular stereotype applied to all women, and this is a false assumption. Money is certainly not the only factor Russian women consider when looking for love.

Russian women consider their relationships a commitment (from both sides). If you look after her, she will look after you. These ladies like to be adored and return the same affections to their partner.

Russian beauties are passionate and also have feelings. They still believe love should be the foundation of a marriage or a relationship. The Russian women respect their husbands and see them as providers and protectors.

These women are also driven and often contribute toward the running of the household. They aren’t in it just for the money. Having said that, some women (and men) out there give women a bad rap as gold diggers.

All Russian Women Want Luxury Life and Live Abroad

This stereotype is true and false. I mean, what woman doesn’t dream about a life of luxury? Exactly. But, around 30 years ago, Russia went through a tough economic time so some men and women left the country to look for work abroad.

Also, try putting yourself in these women’s shoes. Russia used to be a communist country, and the living conditions were tense and not ideal. Russia’s economic situation has improved, and plenty of Russian women have built successful careers (and luxury lifestyles) for themselves in their own country.

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Another misconception is that Russian women want to find love abroad so they can get their green cards and residence permits. This is definitely not the case. If a Russian woman is going to leave her home and family, it’s for someone she cares deeply about.

Russian Women Are Rude

This is another big stereotype for Russian women. Yes, some Russian women can come across as unfriendly or short, but this has to do with their culture and upbringing. They’re taught to be polite and professional at work, which often gives the impression that they have a rigid demeanor.

While it’s true that most Russians don’t smile, this doesn’t mean they’re being rude. A smile is usually saved for someone special, like a loved one, or when they’re genuinely happy. Don’t expect a Russian lady to smile at you in passing or on a first date. They’ll warm up as they get to know you.

When tourists visit Russia, they’re often left confused by the fact that most people don’t smile at them, or in return. Again this is a cultural difference and shouldn’t be taken personally. This is a great tip for when you meet your first Russian beauty.

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Russian women are also straightforward with their opinions. This direct outlook is also seen as them being rude or entitled. A Russian woman’s smile can light up an entire room, and they also have a great sense of humor.

Russian Women Are Only Housewives

This stereotype is false. Not all Russian women are housewives. These alluring ladies are much more than the generalized idea of being barefoot and pregnant at home. Some Russian women are career-driven and aspire to be more.

They believe the man is the head of the house, and they don’t try to overthrow him. This is firmly due to their culture, which has strong influences by Asian cultures. Men also support their wives in their professions and don’t feel threatened.

All Russian Women Are Aggressive

Partially true. It would help if you remembered that Russia hasn’t always been the most friendly place on this earth to strangers and their own people. Until 1991, Russia was a communist country, and the government was very hard on its people.

The living environment was tense and aggressive. Women (and men) had to become hard to protect themselves. The effects of communism are still present in Russian society today. Having said that, not every Russian woman is aggressive (the new generation is quite friendly).

The Russian people are taught to be fighters, and the women had to become more “aggressive” to survive in Russia.

All Russian Women Are Blonde

Russian women are coveted by many for their drop-dead gorgeous looks and platinum blonde hair. Saying that all Russian women are blonde is quite a generalization (and quite frankly, impossible). Russia is home to many ethnicities with unique features (and hair color).

A typical Russian woman can have luscious locks in various shades such as blonde, gray, red, black, and brown (to name a few). Russian women also love visiting the hair salon and regularly dye their hair in different shades.

Besides their hair color, Russian women also have different body types. Some are tall, and others are short. Some women have blue eyes, while others have green and brown eyes. It would be boring if every Russian woman looked the same as the next one.

Russian Women Are Superstitious

This stereotype is true for most Russian women. Russia is filled with beautiful stories and rich folklore that has been passed down from generation to generation since the pre-revolution days (before the 1900s).

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As a result, most Russian women are superstitious, as many of their traditions are still practiced today. Some Russian women still celebrate their heritage out of habit and for fun. Russian women don’t like to tempt fate, and you hardly hear them talking about their future positively or optimistically.

Final Words

As you can see, some stereotypes can be cruel and unfair. Unfortunately, there is no way to change how things are done. People and cultures are going to be stereotyped and misunderstood.

But you can come to your own conclusions about Russian women by taking the time to learn about their culture and history. Why not chat with one of these lovely Russian ladies online, and get to know her better?

Sadly, once a culture or individual has been labeled, it can be very hard to shake the stereotype. Everyone deserves to be given the benefit of the doubt, don’t you think?

Krystyna Trushyna
Krystyna is a blogger, coach and iDate speaker. She has been working in online romance and International dating industry since 2012 and is passionate about identifying the romance scam and giving dating tips and hacks. Join Krystyna for the dating service reviews and for finding ways to succeed with dating.
Krystyna focuses on International dating, which involves teaching men communication skills in a cross-cultural environment. She has been featured in many major publications including DatingAdvice, Space Coast Daily & SWAGGER Magazine.
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