Why on Earth Ukrainian Women Are So Beautiful?!
A Ukrainian woman means a Beautiful woman!
The most beautiful women live in Ukraine, it’s already a well-known fact. And Kiev takes the first place in the list of the ten cities with the most stunning ladies in the world.
US Vice President Joe Biden was struck by the beauty of Ukrainian women after his two-day diplomatic visit to Kiev. We all remember media news headlines:
- Biden Gushes Over Ukraine’s “Beautiful Women”
- “Veep Biden met with Ukrainian President in Kiev and gave a new meaning to foreign relations when he lavished praise on the women of the country – telling the leader “you have so many beautiful women” here.”
- Veep blurts Ukraine has “the most beautiful women in the world” and etc.
American and European feminists and journalists started blaming the man in all the existing sins after a two sentence truthful remark about his personal observations. But I believe it wasn’t just one of the “next gaffes” as media managed to name it. This honorable senior official, who traveled all over the world due to his political and social mission, has seen a lot. And if he made this short remark on such a high-rank level, I dare to say – He Meant it!
In pursuit of a Ukrainian dream-wife
Nowadays you can hardly meet a man who hasn’t been heard of Ukrainian women beauty. Nature has created men in such a way that they love with his eyes and appearance of a woman is extremely important for them. So, as soon as foreigners arrive in Ukraine they are struck by the exceptional beauty of the women. They see gorgeous ladies everywhere around and somewhere deep inside their enchanted mind arises a perennial question – “Why are these women so stunning ?!”
Americans, Europeans, Russians used to spend weekends and vacations in Kiev and Odessa, hanging out in luxury night clubs, karaoke restaurants, lounge cafes and simply enjoying their life in the company of stunning Ukrainian ladies, in the atmosphere of Paradise!
So, what is the origin of a phenomenon of Ukrainian women beauty?
Middle Ages Witch hunt terror to blame?
Recently I’ve come across an article that Western Europeans destroyed their gene pool of beautiful women in the Middle Ages. When each beautiful woman was subjected to the death penalty being accused of witchcraft, they were burned at the stake. Moreover, if a newborn girl was beautiful, she was killed as well. While in Eastern Europe on the lands of Slavs this terrifying process didn’t leave much impact.
Frankly speaking, I don’t take this theory seriously. Let’s analyze just some simple data. The “witch hunt” processes started in the middle of the 16th century and lasted for 200 years. During this time the overall quantity of victims of Inquisition counts not more than 50 000 people. Here included not only women but also men, children, newborns.
In comparison with the history of physical destruction and moral harassment of Ukrainian people over the last 650 years this “witch hunt” looks just like drop in the ocean. Only the Holodomor ( the Soviet man-made terror-famine in USSR in 1932-1933) claimed lives of 4-7 million people, the majority of whom were ethnic Ukrainians.
Mixture of blood, genes, and assimilation of Slavs
There also exists a very popular theory that Ukrainian women are uniquely beautiful thanks to an uncontrolled mixture of genes and blood during numerous invasions and also assimilation of ethnicities. History tells us that in different times ethnic Ukrainians and their lands were invaded by powers of Khazars, Mongols, Poles, Lithuanians, Turks, Russians.
First of all, I’d like to dispel some myths which have long been known to Ukrainians and those who are interested in their history. Firstly, Khazars were not ..Turks. Before the enslavement by the Persian Jews, Khazaria was a powerful state where both white and black Khazars lived peacefully. The white Khazars were the ruling elite consisted of the Slavic Aryans professional warriors. Arab sources and Muslim geographers describe “white Khazars” ruling caste as having a white complexion, blue eyes and reddish hair. The black Khazars were called the Turkic Tribes who came from the lower reaches of the river Ra from the depths of Asia. They had yellow or dark skin color and black eyes and hair. Studies of the physical remains of Khazars such as skulls at Sarkel have reflected a mixture of Slavic, other European and Mongolian types.
By the way, all the nobility in Khazaria professed Judaism and in the middle and lower classes were spread Islam, Christianity, and paganism (the traditional belief of Mongolian and Turkic nomads). Equality of religions was not compromised. Secondly, there are historical premises that Tatar-Mongol yoke, in the meaning of purely Mongolian nation, ..never existed. We owe this term to Soviet Ukrainian historiography. Until the 16th century, there isn’t a single mention of a “yoke” in Russian sources. People lived at that time had no idea that they were living under the power of a yoke. The famous Tatar-Mongol invasion was an invasion of Siberian Rus pagans united with Turkic pagans and Cumans against Rus Christians.
Thirdly, Poles, Hungarians, Bulgarians, Serbs, Macedonians, Croats, Czechs, Slovens, part of Russians, these are all nations which descended from Slavic tribes. They were separated by the Christian church into Orthodox and Catholics. Also, East Slavs Orthodox werу united in the Kievan Rus. And even if Ukrainians did mix with Poles or Lithuanians under their invasion in the 16th century, it didn’t really make a great influence on genes. As we both are descendants of our great ancestors – Slavic Aryans. There, surely, exists the fact of assimilation and ethnic consolidation between ethnicities. But globally human history can be seen as a process of assimilation of nations, association countless tribes in a limited number of ethnic groups, peoples, nations, nationalities.
Anthropologists claim that at least 1/5 part of the world’s population is mestizo. Thus, to state that Slavs suffered the most massive assimilation and nations’ mix is not reasonable. Moreover, numerous DNA tests of Y chromosomes from a representative sample of Ukrainians revealed that despite the conventional fact about the strong Turkic and Mongolian impurities in the blood of Slavs, haplogroup of Turkic nations and other Asian ethnic groups left a little trace on Slavic population – from 3 to 5 %. All in all, I wouldn’t stick to the point that only the fact of the blood mix in the history of a nation led to the reality whether its people are beautiful or not.
Descendants of Aryans and Trypillians
The beauty of Ukrainian women has passed through the centuries and has retained its primordial glory. There was an interesting research which revealed that in the genes of modern Ukrainian women were found “traces” of Trypillians and Aryans. But the main chromosome which determines the origin of Ukrainians belongs to a different ethnic group is ancient and unknown to science. The ancestors of Ukrainian women didn’t care about the ideas of tribes and nations, which were invented by men and for men. They instinctively chose representatives of the most powerful tribes to be fathers to their children. Therefore, Ukrainian women have not changed much since those times and even in a thousand years will look just like they did in the days when Trypillians came to the modern Ukrainian lands.
Ukrainian women are Feminine – not Feminists
Speaking about gender roles in Ukraine, they still differ from those in Western Europe. The idea of feminism has not been caught in Ukraine. However, the role of a woman in the management of the world is so great, that is just beyond description. A soft women’s strength is cultivated and erected in degree.
Have a look at these originally Ukrainian proverbs:
- A husband is a head, a wife is a neck. Where the neck will turn, that way the head will look.
- 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 man.
In Ukraine, a woman has always possessed a right to make her own decision. Can you tell what other nation had the following wedding rite?
Wedding ceremonies started with matchmaking. First a groom sent his trustful representatives to the girl’s parents and in playful and allegorical form they asked to give their daughter in marriage. The girl herself didn’t participate in negotiations, 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.
It will be wise to say that all the above mentioned historical, political, social, cultural facts and circumstances created and formed the image of a Ukrainian woman which we have nowadays. The image which has passed through the centuries and hasn’t lost a single drop of that unique beauty, heartwarming femininity and spiritual power. The phenomenon of Ukrainian women beauty, either physical or spiritual, is still being discovered. Scientists all over the world rack their brains guessing the truth. While Ukrainian women still continue bearing the fame of the best wives ever. Because every day of her life a Ukrainian wife proves to be a trustful supporter to her husband, a wise counselor, a combat friend and an equal life partner.