Russian Girls vs. Ukraine Girls
Brides" and "Ukraine Brides"
Elena Petrova (Elena's
Russian girls and Russian brides
have been popular for a long time but since recently Ukraine girls and
Ukraine brides are claiming the top spot for "foreign brides".
What are the reasons behind
this phenomena and what is the difference between Russian
girls and Ukraine
The simple reason why Ukrainian
girls (aka "Ukrainian
brides") became so popular is that Ukraine allows visa-free
access to visitors from United States and European Union, so men seeking
foreign brides can visit Ukraine easily - just buy a ticket and jump on
On the other hand, Russia
still requires foreign tourists to get a visitor "tourist" visa
and register your temporary residential address with Russian authorities
on arrival (if you stay in a hotel, they will do it for you but if you
stay in a private apartment or with your Russian girlfriend, you have to
go to the Department of visas to register). Of course, those are only
minor inconveniences but if you can avoid them, it makes life easier.
This is why Ukraine
girls and Ukraine
brides seem to be easier accessible and as such, more popular.
Economically Russia advanced
significantly during the recent years and Russian brides, especially
Russian girls from Moscow and St. Petersburg - two cosmopolitan Russian
capitals - can be somewhat choosier, so western men seeking younger women
may feel they have better luck with young Ukrainian brides.
It has been also noted by
our male users that in general Ukraine girls seem to be more
down-to-earth, open and easygoing than Russian girls, whilst Russian girls
seem to be more sophisticated, cosmopolitan and aloof.
This comes hand in hand with
the usual trend of girls from regional towns being more open and cordial
than girls from capitals, so even though the "warmth vs.
aloofness" comparison between Russian
brides and Ukraine
brides may hold true, a Russian girl from a smaller regional town can
be more cordial than a Ukraine girl from the capital Kiev.
Also, the farther a town is
from the capitals, the warmer and more down-to-earth are the girls: i.e. a
Russian girl from a large city in Siberia will be usually more
down-to-earth than a girl from a smaller town near Moscow.
Girls from smaller and more
distant towns also tend to be more accepting of age difference and more
open to relocating to a non-city area than girls from capitals, who often
believe they will not survive without seeing a theatre play or an art exhibition
at least once a month. Since smaller regional towns are less accessible,
foreign men tend to mostly visit girls from capitals and girls from
And whilst there are always
individual differences and every Russian girl and Ukrainian girl is
unique, these trends tend to be true in general.
However, Ukrainian girls'
popularity among western men seeking younger women also means that there
is more competition to meet Ukraine girls than to meet Russian girls and
you may have better success with Russian girls than with Ukrainian girls.
Also, if you are looking for an educated and sophisticated modern woman,
you will find them easier in Russian capitals (Moscow and St. Petersburg).
If you are looking for a stay-at-home housewife, you will find them easier
in smaller towns in Ukraine and Russia.
All in all, both Russian
girls and Ukraine girls are very family oriented and value marriage highly
and if you don't want to bother obtaining visas, you can always meet in a
third country such as Turkey, Thailand, Cyprus or Caribbean Islands. The
most important is to find the right girl!
With my best wishes,
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elena Petrova is the
founder and CEO of the online dating site www.ElenasModels.com
introducing Russian girls and Ukraine girls seeking western men for
marriage (aka "Russian brides" and "Ukraine
She has a degree in philosophy
and have appeared on many TV shows and in media.
Her agency Elena's Models
features more than 200,000 active profiles from 176 countries of the
world and is bringing Russian girls and Ukrainian girls and western men together since 1999.
ABOUT RUSSIA AND
is a part of the former Soviet Union (dissolved in 1991) with the
population of about 45 million people. Current average monthly salary in
Ukraine is around US$320.
was the largest country of the former Soviet Union with population of
around 142 million. Russia is the largest country in the world by its
geographical size (17,098,242 km2 / 6,601,668 sq.miles / 11.5% of the
total world's land area), nearly double the size of the second largest
country in the world, Canada (9,984,670 km2 / 3,855,100 sq.miles / 6.7%
of the total world's land area).
Average monthly salary in Russia is around US$640 (double of the average
salary in Ukraine). Moscow, the capital of Russia, has the largest number
of billionaires per capita (79 billionaires in Moscow) ahead of New York,
Life standards in Russia
and Ukraine wary significantly between capitals and regions, with average
salaries twice as high in capitals as compared to regions.
brides and Ukraine
brides became popular as "foreign brides" for western men
after the fall of the "iron curtain" in 1987.