It is no secret that Eastern Europeans
(especially Russians) are described as "cold" or dismissive, because they
do not smile at all, or only rarely do they have some truth, but they do
not smile because they do not want to smile that influenced and shaped the
mentality and behavior of women from Russia.
A smile in Russia
That's why you rarely
find a smile on Russia's streets.
1- protective attitude
Eastern Europe has a
high crime rate so a smile means opening up to somebody. Especially
against strangers you do not want to open in Eastern Europe. Because it
increases the risk of being ripped off and cheated. A stranger who appears
too friendly and obliging is considered very suspicious.
2- Wrong interpretation
A Russian saying goes,
"Смех без причины - признак дурачины." German translation: "By the many
laughs one recognizes the fool."
In Russia it is not
common to walk around with a happy face. Therefore, a grateless smile can
be interpreted as crazy or mentally unstable.
Also, it carries the
risk that you look suspicious. People may think, "He has a sly smile on
his face, he's definitely up to something!".
If you travel to
Russia, try to get rid of this habit.
3- No emotions
No one is smiling on
the Russian streets because he is in a good mood. In fact, the ladies need
a reason to smile. For example, a smile is fine if you have just heard
good news or received a compliment. The women from Russia prefer to hide
their feelings instead of sharing them openly. They think that makes this
poker face strong and invulnerable.
A smile in this country
In Australia, Canada,
Britain or the USA, the opposite is true: A person who does not smile is
rude and arrogant. An open smile looks trusting and sympathetic. You feel
invited to communicate with this person.
differences create absolutely false assumptions of strangers.
A Russian smile
A Russian smile is
considered one of the most sincere in the world. If you receive a smile
from a Russian woman, you know that it comes from the bottom of my heart.