Dating with russian man
If a man fails to succeed in life he can experience difficult times, which in turn causes increased alcohol consumption to relieve the effects of stress.
During such difficult times, it is important for Russian men to find support from the loved ones who can understand and support the man. In Russia, men tend to build their friendships for years and male friends often become as close as relatives.
Parents encourage their sons to play with toy guns and rejoice when boys can stand up for themselves.
Some of this stems from a familiar trope – the idea that there are these women out there who must, at all costs, be rescued by enlightened Westerners from their own husbands and boyfriends. Anyone interested in the topic is probably better off reading one of those, as opposed to this column. While the image of the Russian woman has been popularized in all sorts ways – many of them suggesting that she is an object of desire, even if it’s a dangerous desire (just look at the elaborate dance the media has done around Anna Chapman) – Russian dudes are mostly portrayed as thugs.
Well, Viggo Mortensen in “Eastern Promises” was a pretty fine thug.
If you wind up marrying one of them, you’re marrying more than just an individual – in the eyes of your Western friends, you’re marrying a system, an entire way of life.
You might as well be chaining yourself to the Kremlin Wall. When I’m back home, the two of us have vodka shots with lunch. When we’re in one of our collective mournful moods and sitting on the balcony of our apartment in Kiev, we sing a song about a black raven circling over a warrior. And I knew exactly “what I was getting into” when I was born to my mother and him – i.e.
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