Why on Earth Are Ukrainian Women So Beautiful?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Ukraine has been known as a country with beautiful women. I honestly believe that we, women, are all beautiful. Each of us is unique, we are all creations of nature that come in different shapes and sizes, nationalities, and origins. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder as classics have said. But is there anything special about Ukrainians? Here are some of the ideas about why Ukrainian women are beautiful.

There is a belief that Eastern European women are beautiful because they did not undergo the physical destruction of witch hunt terror in the Middle Ages. While Western Europeans destroyed their gene pool of beautiful women in that period of time.

Every beautiful woman was accused of witchcraft and subjected to the death penalty being burned at the stake. In Eastern Europe, on the lands of Slavs, this terrifying process was not common. Moreover, Slavic people have always (and still now) revered witches, and for us, “witch” means “wise person”. These are considered people who are endowed with prophetic vision, who can heal illnesses, break curses, etc. Slavic people are superstitious and being supernatural has never been evil.

A mixture of blood and assimilation of Old Slavs

There also exists a very popular theory that Slavic women are uniquely beautiful thanks to the uncontrolled mixture of blood during numerous invasions and also assimilation of ethnicities. In different times ethnic Ukrainians and their lands were invaded by Mongols, Khazars, Asian nomadic tribes.

  • Khazar kingdom 

Khazaria held considerable sway in the 7-11 centuries, extending its power from the northern Caucasus to Eastern Europe and beyond. It was only in 1016 when a joint Rus-Byzantine expedition was launched against the Khazars that the Khazar Empire was defeated.

An interesting fact is that Arab sources and Muslim geographers describe “white Khazars” the ruling caste as people having a white complexion, blue eyes, and reddish hair. Before the enslavement by the Persian Jews, Khazaria was a powerful state where both white and colored Khazars lived peacefully. 

The white Khazars were the ruling elite and professional warriors. The colored Khazars were the Turkic tribes who came from the lower reaches of the river Ra, from the depths of Asia. They had yellow or darker skin color and black eyes and hair. Researches of the physical remains of Khazars such as skulls at Sarkel have reflected a mixture of Slavic, European, and Mongolian types.

  • the Golden Horde – Mongolian tribes – Tatar-Mongol yoke

The influence of the Mongol invasion on the territories of Rus – Ukraine was devastating. Kyiv was practically burnt to the ground and robbed in 1240. The citizens were annihilated and captured as slaves.

In fact, the Golden Horde never settled in Kyiv and after the devastating raid in 1240, they completely left the city and went back to the steppes. The Mongols swept through Kyiv like raven darkness. Historians still have debates on how long the Mongols stayed in Kyivan Rus. The recent information from Ukrainian archeologists that it was not more than 15 years.

Numerous DNA tests of Y chromosomes from a representative sample of Ukrainians revealed that despite the conventional belief about the strong Turkic and Mongolian impurities in the blood of Slavs, it turned out that a haplogroup of Turkic nations and other Asian ethnic groups left a very small trace on Slavic population – only 3 to 5 %.

DNA research of Ukrainians

There was conducted large-scale genetic research using the latest technologies and involving the best world experts which revealed that feminine gender in Ukraine is at least three times older than masculine gender. The ancestors of modern Ukrainian women came to the lands of modern Ukraine 20,000 years before the Cucuteni–Trypillia culture appeared there.

According to this research, Ukrainian women genetically inherited the genes of some specific, very ancient race. Only women can be considered the indigenous population of the territory of modern Ukraine.

Gender roles in life and culture of Ukrainians

Speaking of gender roles in Ukraine, they differ from those in Western Europe. Ukrainians are feminine. Not feminists. The idea of feminism hasn’t been caught in Ukraine. Here has always been cultivated a soft women’s strength. Have a look at these originally Ukrainian proverbs:

  • Husband is a head, wife is a neck. Which way the neck will turn, that way the head will look.
  • Just as father says, so by “mother’s will” it will be.
  • A good wife is a stone wall.

Matriarchy is the most profound component of Ukrainian culture. That’s why here people say that with a good wife a husband will be a real man.

Roxelana, Hurrem Sultan (born as Anastasia Lisowska, Ukrainian). The legal wife of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. Well known for her power and influence on the politics of the Ottoman Empire.

Woman in Ukraine has always possessed a right to make her own decision. Just have a look at this traditional Ukrainian wedding rite.

Wedding ceremonies started with matchmaking. First, a groom sent his trustful representatives to the girl’s parents and asked to give their daughter in marriage. The girl herself didn’t participate in this talk, but she had a right to choose and to express her opinion.

If she agreed to marry that guy, then she playfully pretended being busy cooking in the oven. If not – she gave the representatives a pumpkin. That was a sign of refusal and it was called “to catch a pumpkin”. Such bad result was so humiliating for the groom that very often before the matchmaking he sent scouts to the girl’s house. Those were supposed to find out what was on her mind.

The girl agrees to marry, pretending to be busy near the oven.
A girl refused a proposal. Her parents are giving pumpkin to the groom’s representatives.

Some conclusions

The phenomenon of Ukrainian feminine beauty, physical or spiritual, is still being discovered. Historical, political, social, cultural circumstances have formed the image of a Ukrainian woman that we have in modern days. This image has passed through the centuries and hasn’t lost a single drop of that unique beauty, heartwarming femininity, and spiritual power.

Disclaimer: While you are reading this article, I would like to ask you not to accept it as a promoting content of a marriage or dating agency. I would kindly ask you not to write me letters regarding matchmaking services, etc. Thank you very much for your understanding.

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31 thoughts on “Why on Earth Are Ukrainian Women So Beautiful?”

  1. The reason Ukrainian women are so beautiful is the reason that the central Swedes are beautiful, the Rus were vikings and the race has been maintained in high numbers and pure from outside interference. You get this effect in Slovakia as well. The Slovaks, mountain people are a very beautiful race but in their case a tall and broad shouldered stonger race. You see women who are close to two metres tall. The mountains and numbers allowed them to survive pure from Roman rapes. The north eastern Germans and the Dutch and Scandinavians and the Russians of St Petersburg and Moscow also have amazing looking women. Also they avoided rape by latins (Spanish, Italians, French). If you look at what transpired in Britain. With William the Conqueror our fairest maidens, Angle Women and Danish women, were subjected to rapes by French mercenary soldiers with big noses. They were selected for and raped systematically for three hundred ahd fifty years since about 1066 to about 1359. The French mercenary soldiers that came with William’s ancestral norsemen must have had blue eyes because our blue eyes have not suffered with these rapes. If you go to Normandy you will see a lot of people with big French noses but with Frankish, German, blonde hair and blue eyes.

    1. Thank you so much for reading the article!
      I absolutely agree with you that the northeastern Germans, the Dutch, Scandinavians, and the Russians have an attractive appearance.

    2. It’s true. I’m Ukrainian, my ex-husband is Russian. We made a DNA test for our daughter. In her blood flows a “cocktail” mainly Slavic and Swedish blood, plus German, Italian, French, British, Norwegian! And not a drop of Asian, which is amazing. And relatives were found in the United States. So, I think, everywhere there are beautiful women.)))

      1. Ukraine beauty is God’s gift. But the real beauty lies in the heart how we are making good things to our coun

  2. I’ve been told that also Slovenian girls are very beautiful! So… I went there to convince myself and I can just say YES, they are extremely beautiful and very inteligent! Also.. the country is beautiful, amazing!

  3. Ukrainian women are the most beautiful, I am currently dating one and she is the most beautiful woman on the planet.

    1. I don’t agree this when you say ‘The only refugees that would be welcome in America!’

      I’m proud of being a American only if this country is open and tolerant

      But you think Ukraine girls are refugees, this is obviously wrong. You are dating and a girl and you think she is a refugee………. Come on!

  4. The strength, intelligence, trustworthiness and beauty of an Ukrainian woman cannot be conquered, with that I married my wonderful Ukrainian wife recently and these traits are present on a daily basis.

  5. Very interesting article….I would like to meet a beautiful, English speaking Ukrainian woman and bring her to the US to be my wife. Can you help me to meet such a woman?

    1. I’m glad if it was helpful.
      Unfortunately I don’t think I’m able to find wives))
      All I can help with is give you tips concerning your trip to Ukraine.

    2. Hi Jeff Schreiber,

      If you leave your email, I’ll discuss with you about how I find my GirlFriend-fiancee in Ukraine.

  6. I enjoy reading this information.

    Ukrainian women are irresistible.

    I want to go to Odessa, Ukraine and attend a romance tour via A Foreign Affair dating agency eventually.

    I even have written about Ukrainian ladies in my blog “Foreign Love Web”. Here are the blog posts:

    1. Ukrainian Bombshells
    2. Foreign Cougars
    3. Women of Eastern Europe (which I am working now)

  7. For the person that said Ukrainian wont date black guy I’m sorry to disappoint you I’m half Ukranian and half Ethiopian and even met another girl that was like me with same ethnic group .every women want kind guy next to her 😉

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  9. I’m Ukrainian. My families heritage has far east Russian indigenous blood (I’m not sure which tribe though) along with central Asian as well. We’re also Jewish. Many Ukrainians and other Slavs I know don’t consider ourselves purely European because we have Asian admixture whether its central, far east or just middle eastern. I personally think these admixtures gave us the beautiful unique looks we have. Also my younger sister who looks more Asian is happily married to a black man.

  10. How far do your tour guides go into Ukraine? I was born, raised, and adopted from Ukraine and was wondering if a place I had been was still there though I’m not sure of the name it was so long ago.

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