Well if you are a certain Russian author named Mrs. Elena Davydova then the answer is a pretty solid yes.
It seems that Mrs. Davydova has a great deal of general respect for our limey compatriots in jolly ol’ England.
But truth be told..
I think this article could have easily held true for any number of Western Men who naturally have a great deal of appreciation for a traditional Russian Lady.
The article itself was an interesting read.
But if I didn’t know any better..
I would say that the Brits have an even more interesting fixation on Russian Women.
But then again who wouldn’t?
Why older British men make ideal husbands for Russian beautiesby former female Playboy executive“Elena Davydova argues that British men make much better husbands than Russians, who can be still living with their mothers up to the age of 55”By WILL STEWARTBritish men of a certain age make ideal husbands for younger, glamorous Russian women – even if they do have some strange habits, according to a new best-selling book in Moscow.The vote of confidence comes from author Elena Davydova, once an executive with Russian Playboy, who said she was so happy with her English husband that it made up for living in the ‘godforsaken town’ of Swanage in Dorset, where she now has a home.Comparing British and Russian men, she said her compatriots trail by a score of five to one.‘They won’t touch you when they pass by, or slam the door in front of you, or let a woman to carry a heavy bag,’ she said.The author said unlike the British, Russian men ‘slouch on the sofa when the wife is sweeping the floor’.And in another endorsement, Davydova said: ‘Men here in Britain do not think it is beneath their dignity to wash the dishes or use the vacuum cleaner.‘And I know several families where the husbands always cook because their wives either do not have time for it or simply don’t like doing it.’She said in Russia it was not uncommon for men aged 48 to 55 to still be supported by their mothers.‘This is just impossible in England,’ Davydova said.Unlike in Russia, ‘it’s quite rare when a healthy and rich Englishman leaves his old wife – and takes on a new young one’, she said.And Davydova is impressed by those men who wed women with three or four children from a previous marriage – ‘and do not mind this’.They are also ‘polite with the servants and cleaners – they will never abuse these people’, while seeing it as ‘beneath their dignity’ to complain about food or poor service in a restaurant.But there are downsides about British men, starting with how they blow their noses.‘They gather as much air in their lungs as possible and do it loudly enough to wake the dead.’Another grumble is her husband’s refusal to buy a dishwasher, seeing ‘no shame’ in washing up himself.She said they can also be snooty and standoffish. Her husband James told her not to mention to his friends that she once worked at a Moscow hotel.He told her: ‘It’s not at all seen as prestigious here. We are in a different circle of people where wage earners are not valued highly.’An oddity is that you forget to put out the rubbish, it takes a week until the binmen come again, she complained.Once at a small theatre she asked to see the menu for interval drinks. Her husband ‘had to apologise and explained I am a foreigner. It turned out that there is a menu but needless to say no-one ever looks at it – they just order a glass of wine or a pint.‘Surprisingly, the show was magnificent – a mixture of ballet, yoga and Capoeira. I watched it holding my breath, and only stopped to kick James when he was falling asleep.‘As we walked back home, I thought that was not all that bad here and I can even get used to it if this godforsaken town hosts such brilliant performances.’Despite this, the British are philistines, she concludes.‘I once had to pinch myself when I found myself explaining the details of Romeo and Juliet to an Englishman – me a Russian. And he listened – with interest.’Davydova said she felt comfortable in England. ‘It’s a tolerant society, easy to become part of it, if you respect and accept its laws, customs and peculiarities.’The author gives little away in her book called English Wedding about her husband, but marriage records show she wed James Robert Beresford Harwood in 2005, when she was 42 and he was 68.When they first met in Spain he thought all Russian women were like James Bond enemy Rosa Klebb, the SMERSH assassin with the blade in her stiletto, she said.After meeting her ‘dazzling’ girlfriends in Moscow, ‘his favourite theory now is that the Iron Curtain was specially arranged to hide Russian beauties from Western men’.(read original article here)