The liberal arts graduate decided to explore her homeland by living there, and temporarily moved to Russia in 2010.To provide for herself, she was teaching English in St. “The first thing that you’ll notice when you get to Russia is that the women are astoundingly beautiful and immaculately presented”, she says.
Bringing gifts, wine, or even a bottle of mineral water is seen as completely unnecessary.
(We are never happy with what we are getting, are we?
) Diana Bruk is a young American woman who was born in Russia and moved to the Big Apple at the age of 5 with her family.
“If he hits you, that means he loves you,” quotes Diana her mother’s saying, the old-fashioned Slavic belief, which is the reason why domestic violence in Russia is still widely underreported — as well as most other forms of physical assault, making it a “norm” rather than a crime.
Calling her relationship with Russian men “convoluted”, the daring New-Yorker goes on describing the peculiarities of the local dating etiquette.