19% of the Ukrainian men discharge as the most significant the sincere
qualities of the Ukrainian women, and 17% - her role in the
family. Among the sincere features (fidelity, reliability, careness,
keenness, ability to love) prevails the fidelity (how not to quote
Pushkin’s Tatyana). Some characteristic examples: "Our fine girlfriends
will be... a true bail to us, to muzhiks of Ukraine"; " besides, the
Ukrainian women are known to be very devoted and the family, as a
rule, is inseparable".
The group of qualities "a role in a family" form those which are represent
a woman as the wife, a mother and a family basis. Among them the most
significant for men (more than 60 %), is an idea of a woman as a wife and
only hardly more then 10% is allot to the quality of maternity in the
analyzed contexts "women from Ukraine is the most popular brides in the
world", "Ukrainian brides combine numerous qualities which
serves to create a perfect family, even not realizing the purpose to be a
friend, a faithful wife and a loving mother").
The external beauty concedes a little to dominating characteristics (but
the spiritual beauty is much more significant). The men notice, that
Ukrainian and Russian women are beautiful (39 % of
contexts), are even lovely (25 %), are charming (25 %), they look after
themselves properly and dress with care (17 %). The importance of women for
Ukraine (14 %) underlines their exclusive role in history and culture of
Ukraine. In some cases it is emphasized that exactly the Ukrainian
woman reflects a Ukrainian phenomenon and the riches of a genofund
("This is a combination of a rich natural genofund, as in blood of any person
who was born in any place of huge commonwealth, no matter if it is Kiev or
Vladivostok" ). The exclusiveness of the Ukrainian woman is
marked by about 14 % of contexts: she is perceived as an enigma (probably, "a
mysterious Ukrainian soul" is, first of all, a female soul), as a miracle
("how it is possible to lose such a miracle as our Ukrainian women"),
exclusiveness (" women and girls from Ukraine are the finest women of
the world ", "there is no place in the world with such amount of beautiful
Share of other qualities selected by the Ukrainians is much more smaller.
So, the intellectual sphere occupies only 6 % and it is easy to explain as
men cannot put the mental abilities of women on the same level with theirs
(as it is saying: "the characteristic feature of Ukrainian female’s
logic is no logic at all"). Among other characteristic features we can admit
courage (6 %), popularity among the men (6 %), female’s destiny (or
what is called "a female’s fate) - 4 % and a pragmatism - 4 %.
Let’s notice, that in this sample negative traits and bed behavior are
almoust absent. It does not mean, that men idealize beautiful
Ukrainian women, the matter is that the Ukrainian men are used to
discuss the women in general, not only the Ukraine or Russian women,
therefore a great number of statements have not got to sample.
By Oleg Georgievskiy, Copyright 2008. All rights reserved.