Russian dating traditions

For the most part (with slight variations from country to country – region to region), Russia, Ukraine and other post-Soviet nations all share similar “rules” of social behavior.

Russian dating traditions

While such forms of cheating are frowned upon in the West, rule breakers in Russian schools are largely ignored.

In business, black market and bribes (which were refined during Soviet times), are still key components of commerce.

In general, men should be strong and assertive while women should be smart and beautiful.

Accordingly, Russian women tend to dress much more femininely (as to accentuate their beauty) and men still adhere to traditional male etiquette.

For most Russians and Ukrainians, rules are meant to be broken.

At an early age school children develop innovative means to pass exams – using notes when notes are prohibited, “cooperating” with classmates when teachers exit the room.

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Every culture has its unique etiquette and customs.

One should take extreme caution while crossing the street, as most drivers are oblivious to crosswalks and have complete disregard for pedestrian traffic.

And while its often fun to make light of Russian driving habits, its really no joke.

Walk down a typical Russian street and what do you see?

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