The Life-Changing Lesson I Learned All About Love in Russia

The Life-Changing Lesson I Learned All About Love in Russia

Say that which you shall about Russia. It really is cool. The men might take in vodka that is too much. The leaders have reputation for dubious methods. Nevertheless the females? After having a trip that is recent Moscow, I arrived to appreciate that Russian women have actually, without doubt, probably the most evolved viewpoint on love.

This present year, my buddy Claire and I also found ourselves, two divorced (Claire, almost-divorced), averagely disillusioned (jaded? ) 36-year-old ladies, in Moscow—on Valentine’s Day.

After certainly one of my novels hit the best-seller list unexpectedly in Russia, I’d been invited by my publisher to be on a book that is week-long within the dead of winter. We asked Claire, my many girlfriend that is adventurous to tag along. We each purchased enormous down coats, stuffed our warmest sweaters, and embarked on an adventure around the globe.

From the airplane to Moscow, the journey attendant refilled our wine spectacles, I stared out of the dark airplane screen and seriously considered my divorce or separation, my beleaguered heart, and also the endless dating hamster wheel. Though I had recently started seeing somebody solely, we nevertheless had fears, and much more concerns.

“Maybe Russian ladies get it all identified? ” I inquired Claire, recalling one of my buddies in Seattle, a Siberian-born Russian with incredibly high objectives when it comes to males in her life and a strict no-bullsh*t rule whenever it comes down to dating.

An hour or so later on, whenever we stepped from the air air plane in Moscow, Anna, your head of marketing for my publisher that is russian me personally with plants. A motorist in a black Mercedes waited in the snow-dusted street outside (as pictured above in another of my personal favorite shots through the journey). Continue reading “The Life-Changing Lesson I Learned All About Love in Russia”