Often, looking at Slavic women, we are fascinated by their incredible beauty, and do not think about diversifying Slavs into narrower subgroups. However, there is a difference. In some cases, it is not so obvious and sometimes quite striking. We will show general difference between Slavic women on the differences between Belarusian and Russian women. Research is done on its own and with our own observations and well-known facts, so it does not claim to be an “icon of truth”, it is only our subjective opinion.
Appearance – is not our everything
Thinking about Belarusian women, we often pay attention only to their attractive appearance. Admit that you are not interested in anything else. The same is true in case with Russian women. And in vain. Because the main differences are precisely hidden in the nature of women, in their character.
Many say Belarus means “White Russia” and assume Belarusians are the same as Russians. Let us find out more closely whether it is truth, watching at the differences between Russian and Belarusian women.
Considering Belarus is “one big village”.
Not all, but many Belarus women consider their country being too small. Many say “it is like one big village” where everyone knows everything about each other. Belarus women often consider life abroad better and trying to move to live in another country.
Russia ranks first on the list of attractiveness, as country to move to, for most Belarusian women. Target cities where Belarusians would like to live in Russia are Moscow or St. Petersburg. Affinity is also facilitated by the fact that Belarusians and Russians speak the same language – Russian. Belarusian language is hardly used in Belarus.
To be fair, it is worth to mention that Belarusians from the Western regions of the country, especially those, who are of Polish origin, usually either migrate for permanent living to Western Europe or develop Belarusian culture and traditions on their homeland in their towns and villages. This is more true for cities such as Grodno or Brest and areas near.
On the contrary, Russian women very often love their own country. Many are full of patriotism and love to their homeland. Many like to visit Europe or other countries of the world as tourists, but prefer to live in Russia.
As you see, Belarusian women are more eager to change the country of living, even for Russia. Russian women much rarely are willing for permanent residency in foreign country.
The inferiority complex.
It would be not true to say all Belarusians have this complex, but many of them do. Belarusian women often consider Russia “big Brother”, while showing ignorance to own traditions, language and culture.
Unlike Belarusian, Russian women love their country hysterically. They would prove to their opponents Russia is the best country in the world so loudly, that using fists is often an argument for them as well.
Not all Russian women are like that. Many don’t really care about their country. Some would like to move abroad.
Many Belarusian women also don’t think of “big Brothers” or about moving abroad. They just live everyday routine life. Most are trying to provide family with all necessary. There are Belarusian women who have successful own business. Usually they are from Minsk or other big Belarusian cities; this type of women has no inferiority complex, they love to travel the world, live rich life and love themselves in the country they were born. Such a rare type of completely happy Belarusian woman.
Belarusian women are Slavs. Russian women are mix of Slavs and Mongol-Tatars.
Although appearance of Belarusian and Russian women might seem the same, there are differences. Belarusian women are often tall blondes, or have light hair with blue or grey eyes. Russian women have versatile range of hair color and color of eyes, and if look more precisely – they often have bulging cheekbones and narrower incision of the eyes. These are often hard to identify features, but sometimes it is very vivid.
In traditional Russian culture woman always “belonged” to his husband. He ruled everything at home economy and his word was a law. Russian woman in traditional culture was obeyed to her husband.
Lands of modern Belarus used to be a part of former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Rules here were different and woman had much more freedom. Belarusian family had much more democracy in the past, comparing to Russian families in the past, where the laws of the golden horde were the key norms of family behavior. It gave its influence for future generations. However, Soviet Union and two wars have eliminated most of what was traditional in ancient Belarusian family.
Russian women respect their husbands more.
In Russia, a man and a woman both work for the benefit of their family. But, as a rule, man usually earns more or much more. The man is considered to be the head of Russian family. It is also often the case that a man has his own business and his income provides the whole family. In Russia, in general, there are more opportunities for business development than in Belarus, albeit with some local specificity. That is why average Russian woman has respect for her husband, for her man, unless he is addicted to alcohol, of course, which often happens to be the truth, unfortunately.
In Belarus, women are used to being independent. During the war, when most of the men did not return home, died, there was nothing left for Belarusian women to take on their own response masculine functions and responsibilities. The generation of men who grew up in those years was often referred to as “momma’s boys“. Such a man in grown up age is often lazy and uninitiated. What kind of woman will respect such a man? Here we can find reasons where disrespect comes from. Of course, at the same time many Belarusian women are happy in marriage with Belarusian men and love their husbands, so you cannot cover the situation one-sidedly.
Modern Russian women are more emancipated, Belarusian recognize the husband’s superiority.
Compared to ancient times, in modern Belarusian and Russian families everything has changed to the contrary. Modern Russian women have more personal independence and often are called the most emancipated Eastern European women.
Belarusian women still often recognize the power of the husband. And if the husband is uninitiated and indecisive, then he compensates for his insecurity and his own defects by aggression against his own wife. Unfortunately, such situation happens in modern Belarusian families. But in general, Belarusian women still remain to be obedient and many perform domestic housewife role.