"Young Russian Women ? "Devushkas" ? Who Are They?" Traditions and Habits Tip by Klod5

Traditions and Habits, Saint Petersburg: 75 reviews and 73 photos

  Womens in St-Petersburg
by Klod5

Russian women are said to be 'the most beautiful women in the world'. Many of them have almond eyes. They are tall and thin with long legs on sometimes amazingly high heel shoes. Most of them are blond, and they have pink cheeks in Winter, they seem like they know what they're doing, they affirm themselves. They look pretty when they don't wear too much make-up.
In Russia, middle class families earn not much money. Some young people choose to study to be able to find a well paid job in the future. Most of young women and men , though, have parents which can't afford paying for their tuition fees. And only the best students get State grants. Therefore, the young people who want to study spend a couple of years, after High-School, working in order to economize enough money.
Young people often have short term contracts, especially young women. Indeed, employers try to avoid having to pay the obligatory '3 year-paid maternity leave for child care'.
Few young women live away from the family home and are financially independent.
They try to find a way out in finding a wealthy Russian or even foreign husband. Their parents have nothing against this.
Maybe this explains why young Russian women dress in a way which attracts men like bees.
Also, since the end of the Soviet times, the shops sell all sorts of fashion clothes and cheeky underwear, which couldn't be found before. Women seem to make up for all the years of rationed Soviet times in being frenzy of the most extravagant clothes.

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  • Written Jul 13, 2003
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