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"Ours, the best!" - about Russian women

It's very strange for a foreigner to see this statement repeated over and over again in the Russian blogosphere. It's like some type of brainwashing or programming in the minds of men and women there - that "ours" are simply the best, most beautiful! Almost all of my friends are men, many from different countries, and I have not heard any other male make such a proclamation that "Italian women are the best!", "American women are the best!", "German women are the best!"...nope, only Russians say this.

I see another post today on this topic, but there is never a discussion of WHY. In all my travels there, I didn't notice any high ratio of beauties in comparison to other countries in which I've traveled. Of course, "beauty" - it's such a subjective term that it seems almost pointless to discuss the theme with the masses. But I really wonder - why are Russian women "the best"? For what reasons...enlighten me. :)

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Наталья Белоус
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:29 pm (UTC)
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peacetraveler22
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:30 pm (UTC)
You have an answer to support the statement - "ours, the best!" ?
kuzzdra
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:32 pm (UTC)
I prefer to put it as a sort of self awareness - Russian women are the best, since they manage to deal with us, Russian men. :D
peacetraveler22
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:33 pm (UTC)
Haha...well, this is a logical answer. Thanks. :)
(no subject) - almiconto - Sep. 13th, 2016 02:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
volhafranco
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:32 pm (UTC)
It seems Russians think women must be beautiful, so they have to use all this make-up, high-heel, tight dresses, mini-skirts. And they really do it a lot. So feeling comfortable and accepting your body as it is are not the priorities, the most important is to look beautiful (for men, of course). That may explain why Russians often judge western women that are "ugly" for them, because don't use make-up and all this stuff all the time.
peacetraveler22
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:37 pm (UTC)
I think that in Russia, there is just a much more narrow definition of beauty. In the U.S., some women walk around painted, in short skirts and heels also, but definitely not the majority. Here - thick, thin, short, tall...there is an admirer for every type, not just skin and bones. :) Honestly, when I see such women in Russia walking on ice in heels, mini skirts...it just looks completely ridiculous, and I feel quite sorry for them actually. Btw, I want to say that if it is your photo on the avatar, you are really beautiful. I like this natural, kind look in females. :)

Edited at 2016-09-13 01:38 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - volhafranco - Sep. 13th, 2016 01:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
vadfred
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:40 pm (UTC)
кто ничего другого не видел тому и "the best..."
etraf
Sep. 13th, 2016 02:24 pm (UTC)
Ой-вей, а тебе хватает велфера на негритянок, мудофиль с Брайтона?
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dkfl
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:42 pm (UTC)
easier to have sex with? Young woman are the best :)
peacetraveler22
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:43 pm (UTC)
There are only young women in Russia? :))
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vasya_vasechkin
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:42 pm (UTC)
There is such a definition as "Nekrasovskaya woman" (Некрасовская женщина)
Such a definition could not be better answer your question

Автор: Н. А. Некрасов



Есть женщины в русских селеньях
С спокойною важностью лиц,
С красивою силой в движеньях,
С походкой, со взглядом цариц,-

Их разве слепой не заметит,
А зрячий о них говорит:
«Пройдет — словно солнце осветит!
Посмотрит — рублем подарит!»

Идут они той же дорогой,
Какой весь народ наш идет,
Но грязь обстановки убогой
К ним словно не липнет. Цветет

Красавица, миру на диво,
Румяна, стройна, высока,
Во всякой одежде красива,
Ко всякой работе ловка.

И голод и холод выносит,
Всегда терпелива, ровна…
Я видывал, как она косит:
Что взмах — то готова копна!

Платок у ней на ухо сбился,
Того гляди косы падут.
Какой-то парнек изловчился
И кверху подбросил их, шут!

Тяжелые русые косы
Упали на смуглую грудь,
Покрыли ей ноженьки босы,
Мешают крестьянке взглянуть.

Она отвела их руками,
На парня сердито глядит.
Лицо величаво, как в раме,
Смущеньем и гневом горит…

По будням не любит безделья.
Зато вам ее не узнать,
Как сгонит улыбка веселья
С лица трудовую печать.

Такого сердечного смеха,
И песни, и пляски такой
За деньги не купишь. «Утеха!»
Твердят мужики меж собой.

В игре ее конный не словит,
В беде — не сробеет,- спасет;
Коня на скаку остановит,
В горящую избу войдет!

Красивые, ровные зубы,
Что крупные перлы, у ней,
Но строго румяные губы
Хранят их красу от людей —

Она улыбается редко…
Ей некогда лясы точить,
У ней не решится соседка
Ухвата, горшка попросить;

Не жалок ей нищий убогий —
Вольно ж без работы гулять!
Лежит на ней дельности строгой
И внутренней силы печать.

В ней ясно и крепко сознанье,
Что все их спасенье в труде,
И труд ей несет воздаянье:
Семейство не бьется в нужде,

Всегда у них теплая хата,
Хлеб выпечен, вкусен квасок,
Здоровы и сыты ребята,
На праздник есть лишний кусок.

Идет эта баба к обедне
Пред всею семьей впереди:
Сидит, как на стуле, двухлетний
Ребенок у ней на груди,

Рядком шестилетнего сына
Нарядная матка ведет…
И по сердцу эта картина
Всем любящим русский народ!
peacetraveler22
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:45 pm (UTC)
Re: There is such a definition as "Nekrasovskaya woman" (Некрасовская женщина)
This describes women from all over the world, not only Russia.
(no subject) - orangelass - Sep. 13th, 2016 04:14 pm (UTC) - Expand
baroxa
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:43 pm (UTC)
this kind of stereotype promotes sex tourism. Unfortunately, most of men (and women, too) are proud that beauty (whatever they mean by it) is the only thing is sold best in their country. Same concerns to Ukraine and Belarus..alas

Edited at 2016-09-13 01:45 pm (UTC)
peacetraveler22
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:49 pm (UTC)
I don't know about sex tourism, but the online bride phenomena is alive and strong in such regions of the world...there is a whole industry focused on helping Russian and Ukrainian women find American husbands. We have a TV show here in the U.S. called "90 day fiance"...it chronicles the stories of Americans bringing foreigners into the country on K-1 fiance visas. The men are almost always bringing over brides from this region of the world.
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redheadrat
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:46 pm (UTC)
Russians are generally extremely narrow minded.
peacetraveler22
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've noticed...especially about women. :) What a pity.
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vadfred
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:47 pm (UTC)
так говорят те мужики, которым другие девушки (кроме русских ) не дают..
redheadrat
Sep. 13th, 2016 02:57 pm (UTC)
да и русские тоже особо не дают
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kremlin_curant
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:47 pm (UTC)
This is just a part of the modern Russian pseudopatriotism. And that blogger who wrote 75% Russian women are beautiful usually disseminates Kremlin propaganda
peacetraveler22
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, at first I liked her travel posts, but otherwise her topics and themes are not well supported by logic, which is usual for propaganda. :)
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zamuraev_roman
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:49 pm (UTC)
Перефразируя Некрасова:
"Слона на скаку остановит, и хобот ему оторвёт..." )))
vasya_vasechkin
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:52 pm (UTC)
не разозлишь - не оторвёт ;)
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chris_archer
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:52 pm (UTC)
That's funny. The article that the blogger linked to, the title is about russian women while the link is
20160825-Philips-has-found-the-secret-of-the-beauty-of-Korean-women.html

Something here seems not really legit :)
peacetraveler22
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:54 pm (UTC)
People are not wise enough to pay attention to small details, especially on LJ. :)) Easy to trick them.
Maks J-Fry
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, only Russians says this. And do you know why? It's simple - because it's truy. It's good to say our women are the best when they're really best. But that would the height of stupidity to say our women are the best if they're not. No offense, bro.

If you have something the best you are probably going to say others about it. For instance, Americans think that they have the best democracy and country in the world and they (you too) always tell - we're the best. But we only have the best women and why would we be silent about it?
baroxa
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:57 pm (UTC)
best in what? how did you compare it?
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aborigen72
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:57 pm (UTC)
Не бывает не красивых женщин ,
Бывает мало водки ))))
peacetraveler22
Sep. 13th, 2016 01:58 pm (UTC)
:)))
allanyan
Sep. 13th, 2016 02:01 pm (UTC)
Generally, everyone tends to say that his own woman is the best. There is no exception - the best woman is the one that one loves. And it does not matter where she is from. One can say that women from Poland, Ukraine, Russia or Denmark are more attractive, but it would be just personal opinion.
peacetraveler22
Sep. 13th, 2016 02:02 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful response...:)
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