Russian people are generally viewed as extremely attractive, attentive and devoted to their hot eastern-europeanteen families and friends. They are also known for their ability to juggle many tasks at once and their strong work ethic. While some of these preconceptions are true, many of them are grossly overinflated. Many components are responsible for the higher stage of these prejudices, including the difference in the way men and women view success.

The reality is much more complex than men think, despite the fact that the majority of Russians think they can balance their work and home lives. Russian women are better at juggling multiple tasks than their male counterparts, which is genuine, but they also experience higher stress and depression. Russian women are also much more likely than their male counterparts to attribute their major strain to the stress of meeting interpersonal expectations.

While Russia’s economic issues does be partly blamed for these sex stereotypes, there are other factors at play. For instance, a recent court case involving a transgender woman who was fired from her job because she was found unfit for a boy’s job demonstrates how government paternalism can aid deeply held sexism and gender stereotypes in society. Similarly, the “banned jobs list” policy, originally drafted in 1970s ‘ Soviet propaganda and later updated by the Putin Government, is based on the myth that certain male- dominated professions ( such as welding or shipbuilding ) are too arduous for women to do safely and harm their fertility. This is a myth that persists today, even after social research has shown that welders and other workers in these professions face high rates of oligospermia due to exposure to harmful chemicals.