Large cities underwent the westernization process more rapidly and successfully than the outlying rural villages.Noblewomen, merchant class women, and peasant (serf) women each witnessed Petrine reforms differently.
The Petrine reforms of this century allowed for more female participation in society, when before they were merely an afterthought as wives and mothers.
“The change in women’s place in Russian society can be illustrated no better than by the fact that five women ruled the empire, in their own names, for a total of seventy years.” In the post-Soviet era, the position of women in Russian society remains at least as problematic as in previous decades.
In both cases, nominal legal protections for women either have failed to address the existing conditions or have failed to supply adequate support.
This is true in the brick and mortar dating scene and into online dating.
In such cases, it may prove to be a problem really out of the relationship.