While Western women often accuse Russian women of poor taste when it comes to fashion, the latter keep and cherish their love for bright coloured clothes.
The so-called "masculine" qualities, such as competitive spirit, self-esteem, ambition and moneymaking are counterbalanced by the "female values", such as ability to put emphasis on good relationships between people and the quality of life.
Even today, there are more than 100 official nationalities in Russia, and 27 languages are considered official languages.
All this mix has boiled in Slavic countries for centuries, and here is the result, a lovely combination of the East and the West: high cheekbones and round face, softness of lines, light skin, green or blue or gray eyes, and light or dark brown hair.
It ended up being harshly criticized when it offered 3 million rubles (,000) and a lifetime of Whopper burgers to any Russian woman impregnated by a World Cup player.
After the publication of Besedin's column, the staff at Russia's Cosmopolitan Magazine started a petition calling for its removal from the newspaper's website. "We were outraged by the fact that they decided they can actually control our sex life — who we kiss or go on dates with," said Gribatskaya, who led the drive.