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Russia’s Population Problem – Indian men the answer?


Across Russia and Central Asia, women seem to perceive Indian men through the prism of values that they have seen in Bollywood movies.

Four young Ukrainian women went topless on the balcony of the Indian envoy’s residence in Kiev with placards pronouncing “Ukraine is not a bordello” and “We are not prostitutes”.  The Femen quartet are 'famous' for topless protests against topics ranging from sex tourism to Silvio Berlusconi’s peccadilloes. This time they were protesting the alleged tightening of visa rules by the Indian mission in Kiev for Ukrainian women in the 15-40 age group.  |  Image source & courtesy - femen.info

Four young Ukrainian women went topless on the balcony of the Indian envoy’s residence in Kiev with placards pronouncing “Ukraine is not a bordello” and “We are not prostitutes”. The Femen quartet are ‘famous’ for topless protests against topics ranging from sex tourism to Silvio Berlusconi’s peccadilloes. This time they were protesting the alleged tightening of visa rules by the Indian mission in Kiev for Ukrainian women in the 15-40 age group. | Image source & courtesy – femen.info

One label for One Nation

A few weeks ago, some women from Ukraine protested when the Indian External Affairs Ministry (MEA) decided that it will restrict visas to Ukrainian women.

The  ministry expected (as per news reports) that some of these women were being purportedly recruited on a short-term basis by political parties to ‘motivate’ party cadre in election bound states of UP and Punjab.

So, the Indian Government decided to scrutinize visa applications from Ukrainian women in 15-40 years age group as ‘probable’ prostitute-candidates.

The Indian embassy in Kiev denied this report.

STOP Press!

Saturday, 18 February 2012 17:57 | PTI | Moscow
The Ukrainian government has decided to press charges against the Femen group for their protest in the Indian embassy.  The Charges – hooliganism and desecration of state symbols.

Active since 2008, Femen Group members have never faced imprisonment – worst being fines or brief arrests.

Wah! Taj

Around the same time, a court in Siberia was hearing arguments on why the Bhagwad Gita was a threat to Christianity in Russia – and must be banned.

Russia has less than 100,000 ‘Hindus’ who spontaneously converted from Christianity to Hinduism under the aegis of the American guru’s Krishna Consciousness Foundation – popularly known as Hare Krishna devotees.

The Tomsk court finally decided that the ban was not justified.

To complete the chain

And then the older story (from 2007) which amused a lot of Indians – and promptly forgotten.

Desperate to reverse a steep decline in their numbers, Russians are coming up with some bold ideas on how to overcome Russia’s demographic crisis.

A Russian feminist has proposed a radical solution to the falling birth rate — importing Indian bridegrooms for Russian girls. Maria Arbatova, writer and TV moderator, who married an Indian businessman a few years ago “after 25 years of keeping marrying Russians”, thinks Indian men make ideal husbands.

“They are crazy about their family and children,” she said presenting her new book, ‘Tasting India’, here. “What is more, Indians, like Russians, are Indo-Europeans, and many Sanskrit and Russian words have the same roots.”

Indian bridegrooms can help ward off a Chinese demographic invasion in Russia, says the feminist: “If we do not balance off the Chinese with Indians, Africans or aliens, by 2050 China will annex Russia’s Siberia up to the Ural Mountains.”

Russia has a population of 142 million spread across a territory five times the size of India. Its population is shrinking at one-third of a million a year. Under a federal programme launched this year, women who give birth to a second or subsequent child are given certificates worth $10,000, which can be used for education, mortgage or pensions. (via The Hindu : Front Page : “Import Indian bridegrooms for Russian brides”).

Joining the dots

Are

  1. Ukrainian women coming to India
  2. To find ‘good’ Indian husbands
  3. Based on an image built by Bollywood movies, very popular in USSR region

Far fetched! See this video.


  1. February 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm

  2. observerman
    July 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I just want to say that I think Maria is a very strong and forward thinker, and that she is right in that a government policy to attract Indian bachelors to Russia would be a very strong and effective policy and that this would, for many reasons, very very dramticly increase Russia’s population and counter the Chinese in the far east . They could very easliy implement this as well especially in the central and western regions. As for the con part of the arguement things would be dramaticly changed and altered for good. So as Russia wants to import Indian men to intermarry into mixed-marriages with its female population things would start slowly to overcome the any built-in resistence to it. But after a short time as more and more Indian men are brought to Russia they will be overcome.
    First off, the cultural and ethnic barriers will be helped by the governments approval, so that eventually all barriers by Russian Women to Indian men will be overcome. Also, when Russian women find out and realize that Indian Men are much better husbands than Russian men then this perception will turn into reality for them, just the as the Chinese men are doing in the far east primorey region where they are taking Russian wives because they are considered to be much better husbands than Russian men. Also the “Opposites Attract” addage will eventually come into play and the Russian women, like White American and European Women have done in the rest of the world in the last 30-35 years, (yes this is a worldwide trend for White Women to Intermarry with men of other races and be assiliated by these other races whether African-black,Arabic, Asian) will find the racial differences in skin tone, skin color, as well as the cultural differences to be very exciting, attractive and appealing. So basically the much darker skin and exotic appeal will become a positive for the Indian men to use in wooing Russian women. So, at some point the sexual attraction between the Russian women and Indian men will be much stronger than with Russian Men. So these marriages will soon grow and gain a foothold. So, as a result, of all of these factors, and the Indian man’s aareness of his mission in Russia to repopulate it, Indian men will much more vigorouly, powerfully, and passionately plant his seed within Russia’a female population and much sooner than anyone would imagine will millions of Indians will conquer the Russian Female population completely and thoroughly. Also centuries and decades of pentup demand for White women by Indian Men will help fuel the drive and passion for this. What would be a more obvious expression of this than to have his White Girlfriend or Wife pregnant? After all the russians themselves told him that it was his mission.
    So it is very easy to conjecture about how successful this program would be. But it’s success is also it’s drawback, for as Indian Men would more and more conquer Russia’s Female population and would become the country’s most dominant and preferred male, a lot of native russians would be pushed aside and by that time the domination and conquest of Russian Women by India’s Males would be total and complete. So there would be many major changes in the country to consider because the Indian dominance in Russia would happen very very quickly before anyone could or would realize it.
    I might add that this is an unbiases assesment of the situation as I am an American who has been to boh countries.

  3. July 29, 2012 at 11:26 pm
    Touché!

    I am so in love with the tone of this comment.

    Your sense of irony and satire is so subtle, it would take needle point balance to tip over on the side of satire.

    If you are a red-neck, which I highly doubt, (which self-respecting red-neck would travel to India?), you are among the prime of the species.

    I think 2ndlook readers are lucky to get come across an original practitioner of satire like you.

  4. PK Tnawar
    November 8, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    This is exactly true because Indian men are honest in relation also.

  5. Newsx
    November 16, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I am India but I think Maria is crazy. Today she is saying Indian men are good. Tomorrow she will say Indian men are horrible. Also it is stupid to generalize entire Indian men in the world with one statement.

  6. GAURAV
    January 27, 2013 at 12:52 am

    CALL FR THE PUNJABIS

  7. arun kumar
    July 5, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Russia facing low density that why russia need population power.india have so far population.that why india density 400.india have population power.this main point.that why low density nation looking at here.becuse indias awlys femous for born children.that why india popultion today 1221 million.

  8. arun kumar
    July 5, 2013 at 9:52 am

    My adivse every indian if you want marry with russia woman.so you also live in russia with russian wife.it better for both.

  9. janis
    July 26, 2013 at 4:13 am

    Why would indian men want to marry russians?the average russian woman has undergo no less than 7 abortions at 30 year old.and many of em even 25 abortions.what kinda men would want such trashy women??russians have the highest abortion rate in the world,they have no sense of morality or respect,and no virtues as mothers.to undergo so much abortions these prostitues must had slept with countless ment,they must be infestd with std.women frm other parts of the world have done way more for their society,women frm latin america or west europe have way more family values and education.indian gals r also very moral and preserve virgin till marriage,why would an indian man prefer a promiscuous russian who have no mercy on killing her babys in the womb,instead of a decent indian gal?

  10. July 27, 2013 at 6:45 am

    why would an indian man prefer a promiscuous russian who have no mercy on killing her babys in the womb,instead of a decent indian gal?

    Can you show me one sentence where I have suggested that Indian men do /should/ must prefer Russian women over Indian women?

    I am only pointing out preference of some Russian women for Indian men. That is all.

    I have no data, theory, ideas, beliefs on marriage preferences of Indian men.

    But …

    Going by the few number of foreign women that Indian men marry, and the number of foreign-Indians who come back to India to find a bride, the preference for Indian women by Indian men (and vice versa) should be obvious.

    Why would indian men want to marry russians?the average russian woman has undergo no less than 7 abortions at 30 year old.and many of em even 25 abortions.what kinda men would want such trashy women??russians have the highest abortion rate in the world,they have no sense of morality or respect,and no virtues as mothers.to undergo so much abortions these prostitues must had slept with countless ment,they must be infestd with std.women frm other parts of the world have done way more for their society,women frm latin america or west europe have way more family values and education.

    I have no clue on these subjects – though prima facie it seems like like a hate-rant. Where are the sources for this data and sweeping judgements?

  11. gaurav
    September 26, 2013 at 10:12 am

    i have known a few couples in india indiab men married to russian women based on my experiences i conclude russian and ukranian women are far better life partners and wives than their indian counterparts they are near as to wat you would call as the perfect mates .
    im hoping and looking for the same for my self

  12. May 24, 2015 at 11:56 am

    We are going to globligetion in this century so its to be now n in future.Including india,south asian man work heart n try for progresive life but big part of indian womans use him as a banker.Its due to from some laws in faver of womans but russian n mainly ukarian womans from her thinking n working sutable for indian n asian mans.We know running only who is able on this earth.I think indian n ukarin is tock of past century now world is a village,this century for comman n sutable metualtyes.

  13. Rishabh Bishnoi
    October 18, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    It is completely unfair to say that Russians women are prostitutes or they lack virtue- high moral standards. Many of them will be decent too. Anyone who says such things for women on the base of Nationalism, Caste or color should apologize to talk as an imbecile. I am Indian , Indians women are beautiful and Russians too. Some Indians women have good character and some not. Humans are Humans , they are affected by Lust, Anger, Pride, Covetousness, Gluttony, Envy and sloth.

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