To write about young Russian women aka girls is a triple suicide mission: categorizing people by age, nationality and sex is not the most rewarding enterprise. However, we cannot ignore the fact that young Russian women do exist and that they're also the object of intense interest around the world. So let's consider this a kind of anthropological research with a few practical recommendations. Those three photos probably cover the whole range of stereotypes that exist about the Russian girls, so probably it makes sense to verbalize some of those in order to get done with them. Russian girls are quite beautiful. They like to dress sexy. They have a very special fashion sense. They are nice people and good hosts. They have difficult character.
The prevailing Cold War perception of the Soviet Union and Russia was that of a very conservative, restrained society. In school, we were led to believe that this was simply a society of dark clad folks, mechanically going about their predetermined daily routines. They were not associated with images of promiscuity of any kind. Sex and Russia are terms not typically used together. Today's reality is much different and tragic. As a result of 'freedom,' sex related magazines, and other products, are sold openly and it's not unusual to see couples 'making out' in public. Ironically, a park bench often provides more privacy than a crowded apartment shared with several family members. Adultery and prostitution fails to shock many people, anymore. The latter increased with economic crisis. Prostitution is legal and many young girls line up, after dark, to make a living as a part of the oldest profession.
One of the most enduring ones is the association of Russian women with something easily available, cheap or otherwise lacking dignity. Russia towers over all others. Then there are the Eastern-European mail-order brides - women seeking a better life outside the former Soviet Union. Obviously, this could be just user-targeted content advertising triggered by my Google search. You do not get a plethora of websites designed to market women to you! And what about pornography? Russia is one of the most dominant forces of porn online - not from the amount of online traffic we generate, but the sheer number of performers with Soviet roots. This makes it look like they come from a place where sex is treated as something completely divorced from female dignity. Not that there's anything wrong with porn. But society as a whole still unconsciously treats sex as indecent.
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