December 18, 2006 — wonderlander
This is the overall picture that a local person can observe. A foreigner should keep in mind that “potential international brides” (women he would likely meet or notice) are a specific sampling, with their peculiarities and differences I’m trying to describe.
In terms of occupation and role values, the womenhood of the Former Soviet Union split into three major categories:
1) Traditionally-oriented, exclusively regarding themselves as hearth-keepers within the house, and their husbands as breadwinners and communicators between the family and the society.
2) Independent, oriented at professional fulfillment and material independence, however well they may be provided with their husbands.
3) Work-oriented, for the reason that their earnings are vital for themselves and their families, regardless of their actual marital status.
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