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🙂 It’s also a little bewildering when an elderly woman rejects my offer to help her with her shopping, only to accept the offer of the next passing male.Russia is not a disability friendly place in many ways, so I do query whether these gestures that being increasingly scrutinized in the West and called out as potentially being “sexist” are borne of necessity and consideration, not as a result of a more “traditional” view of women.Jokes aside, I am lucky enough to have found an excellent Russian man with excellent English who is willing to help me improve my Russian.He encourages me to describe what is going on around me, or to answer in Russian where possible.Another cultural difference that I’ve noticed is that male-female friendships aren’t common.Students in my classes have raised their eyebrows more than once when I’ve mentioned spending time with a male friend.It’s a little more complicated outside of the dating scene.I’m grateful when a man helps me down from the bus or train.

I’m a pretty low maintenance girl, in the sense that I don’t spend a ton of time maintaining myself and my usual hairstyle is But all of them evidence that my attitude is definitely a quirk that Russian men notice.I’m Australian and I am not yet comfortable jumping off something a little higher than I’d like it to be when my landing space is covered in snow and ice, so it is genuinely helpful.It’s also heartwarming to see men helping women with prams, shopping bags/trolleys or whatever else up the stairs, BUT I will admit that I’m suspicious of what my male 14-year-old students are up to when they insist on holding the classroom door open for me.What I do want to say is that, as a financially-independent Western woman, I LOVE that Russian men hold doors open for me and help me off buses. It’s a respectful gesture and it shows that they’re capable of thinking of others.If nothing else, it is certainly better than having a man yell “nice arse” at me from a car…

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