Reporter Dmitry Chistyakov from Kiev, Ukraine, had to live for 1 month on the minimum wage, which is 1318 hryvnia (about USD $49). He did it as a social experiment for the program “Utro” (Morning) by the Ukrainian TV channel Inter. Chistyakov had already completed a similar stunt in summer 2015 (see our last year report: Salaries and…More details
8 March is the International Women’s Day. It is an official public holiday in Russia, Ukraine, and countries of the post-USSR. The Brief History of 8 March Holiday Apparently, there was no history of events connected to the date that would lead to choosing 8 March as the day of women’s rights. The date was…More details
Galloping inflation and price hikes caused Russians to drink less. In 2015 Russians consumed 5.3% less alcoholic beverages than in 2014, Lenta.ru reported. The research was conducted by Nielsen group. Gin and tequila sales took the biggest hit in Russia, having lost 20.3% of the sales volume. Sales of whisky also experienced a significant drop…More details
Two scripts for scandal-revealing movies won 2016 Oscars. The best picture award is also taken by one of them. Spotlight, which won the best original screenplay and the best picture, revealed the scandal around child abuse by Catholic priests. The Big Short, which won the best adapted screenplay award, depicted the fraudulent scheme around the American…More details
National Bank of Ukraine accepted a new legislation that eases limitations on electronic financial systems such as PayPal. Implementing “Changes to the stature about electronic money in Ukraine” will allow private Ukrainian citizens to receive funds in electronic currencies, issued by non-residential systems of international online payments, Finance.ua reported. The measures are directed towards private…More details
Here is the site where you can quickly check how good your profile photos are. Check Your Photos Instantly This AI (artificial intelligence) tool is called Blinq. It allows you to upload your own photo and get the result: Hmm… OK Nice Hot Stunning Godlike I have checked a few of my…More details
Surprisingly enough, Russians and Ukrainians still believe in the hunter-prey dating model, according to which a man is supposed to pursue (stalk) a woman, who is ought to act as if she doesn’t want to be pursued (ignore him), even if she likes the guy. If you are trying to figure out how to date…More details
Ukrainian export exceeded import by 632 million dollars in 2015. The last time Ukraine had a positive balance of export to import was in 2005. At that time the positive excess was $3.7 billion dollars, according to Ukrainian government’s statistics portal Ukrstat. In 2014 Ukraine imported goods on 527 million dollars more than exported. The…More details
Another success story from Elena’s Models newlyweds — Adam from the USA and Olga from Russia sent us their story and wedding photos. They met on Elenasmodels.com in July 2013 and married in May 2015 in America. Love at First Sight “For me Adam was love at first sight,” Olga wrote. “When I saw his…More details
23 February became an unofficial men’s holiday in Russia, although formally it’s known as Defender of Fatherland Day. It was also known as Russian Army Day or Red Army Day until 2002. Former Soviet Union republics Belarus, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan celebrate this day as well. It is a public holiday in Russia. In 2016 23…More details
Dating Site Elena’s Models banned 3 Ukrainian locations due to scams. Profiles of women from Odessa, Kharkiv (Kharkov), Zaporozhia (Zaporozhye) are no longer accepted by Elenasmodels.com. Why Elena’s Models Imposed a Ban on 3 Ukrainian Cities Pervasive scams in these 3 Ukrainian regions caused the ban. Large PPL dating sites have their offices and multiple…More details
Online shopping has been further limited in Belarus. Now Belarus women will be allowed to purchase goods to the value of only 22 Euro tax-free, with the weight of the parcel below 10 kg (22 lbs). Heavier parcels and the ones containing more expensive goods will be taxed at 30% of their declared value, but…More details
The pay gap between men and women in Ukraine jumped from 26% disparity in 2013 to 41% in 2015, for the same level positions. The pay gap is especially distinct on higher level positions, where women earn substantially less than men, Finance.ua reported. The findings are based on data of the Ukrainian employment portal Rabota…More details
Elena’s Models blog covers issues of dating Russian and Ukrainian women online and in real life, offering tips for men how to succeed and what to watch out for. If charming Slavic ladies is your goal, this is your place to learn how. There are some specifics to international dating online, which are important to know. Our renowned experts are happy to render decades of their experience and knowledge to help you navigate the exciting waters of cross-culture romance with Eastern European girls.
Finding genuine relationships and love becomes simpler with this step-by-step, no-nonsense guidance and advice. Meet sincere women, avoid scams and traps, and have an adventure of a lifetime with the proven and tested tips from life coaches and users of online dating sites. If you got scammed or taken advantage of by pay per letter (PPL) or paid chat international dating sites offering easy introductions to Russian and Ukrainian girls, our users share their stories and years of practical experience of dealing with marriage agencies, to assist in understanding what happened and what can you do now.
Slavic women include ladies from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and other Eastern European countries and states of the former USSR. This advice will also assist you in establishing loving relationships with women from Kazakhstan, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and other republics of the historical Soviet Union. Slavic women are known for their deliberate femininity, strong family ties, and devotion to the traditional marital structures, which are heavily promoted through their local media and cultural outlets. The majority of Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian women see family and children as their highest priority in life and the only way to find personal happiness.
With Internet widely accessible in Russia and Ukraine through Wi-Fi and mobile connections, more Slavic women are open to the idea of looking outside national borders in search of their true love. With gender ratios of only 86 men to 100 women country-wide, Slavic girls are choosing to investigate their dating options in other geographic locations, where they can find men of quality that is not available for them at home.
You will also find news items from post-USSR countries relating to everyday realities of life and relationships, to make your understanding of these modern European counties more up to date. Free from politics and negativity, our news are entertaining and fun. Contemporary research and studies of human relations, marriage, family, and demographics will assist in finding reliable models of communication that are proven to work in the realities of the second decade of the 21 century. Surprizing discoveries of today’s scientists and open discussion through comments allow you to share your opinions or ask questions.
Dating Slavic, Russian, and Ukrainian women in a multicultural and international environment that we share today is far from a mail order brides operation, but is an open and transparent experience of people from different locations connecting and sharing their ideas, thoughts, common goals and aspirations, without prejudice or borders. This blog allows you to learn more about modern life in countries of the former Soviet Union, including Ukraine and Russia, which is, most likely, very similar to what you are used to in your own country. In fact, you have more in common than you probably think.
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