Women from Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Ksenia L.
3 min readDec 8, 2020

How much do you know about the Northern capital of Russia and its women?

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Saint-Petersburg is often called the World’s cultural capital because of its unique architecture. The whole historical center of this city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with estimated 8000 landmarks. The Hermitage museum is the #1 attraction that brings visitors from all over the world. The collection is so huge that you will have to walk more than 20 kilometers to view all it’s exhibits.

That is why all ladies from Saint-Petersburg have a very developed sense of beauty. They adore their city for its diverse magnificence and know a lot about its historical facts. For many people, intelligence gets automatically associated with being boring. Well, despite the fact that women from Petersburg are usually very delicate, they have a great sense of humor as a rule. Plus, contrary to popular belief, they are not melancholic at all, but rather the opposite — positive and cheerful.

Saint-Petersburg city can also be called “Venice of the North” due to its many rivers, branches, channels and canals (93 in total with a total length of about 300 km) and about 100 reservoirs (lakes, ponds, artificial reservoirs), over which there has been built approx. 800 bridges (218 of them are pedestrian). Petersburg is also known as the world capital of trams. The length of the tram tracks in the city is more than 600 km (this fact is noted in the Guinness Book of Records).

Saint-Petersburg women are undoubtedly very attractive, but their appearance is different from which is usually represented by foreigners. They don’t usually wear high heels or go out for shopping all dressed up. Moreover, these ladies opt for simple hairstyles and casual clothes, which really emphasizes their natural beauty. The explanation to this is pretty simple — any hairstyle will be immediately messed up after a walk along the embankment. Also, what can be better than wearing comfortable shoes when you do a lot of walking?

Saint-Petersburg is only 400 km away from Helsinki. An opportunity to take frequent trips to the Finnish capital is one of the advantages of living here which local women enjoy a lot.

Petersburg is also very famous for its special creative atmosphere that attracts artists, poets, and dreamers. It also affects the ladies who feel less pressure from the old, ingrained traditions related to the male supremacy and patronage. It does not mean that they are not interested in starting a family. Saint-Petersburg women are simply self-sufficient enough to take care of themselves. They look not for just a breadwinner, but for an equal partner.

So, here is the portrait of an average lady from Saint-Petersburg: she is beautiful, she is elegantly but slightly carelessly dressed, she is confident and purposeful, she does not strive for luxury and at the same time remains positive and ironic.