One of the most popular posts in the Russian blogosphere (hipsters have warned me to stay away from the word “blogosphere” – I warn hipsters to stay away from me) as of late was a simple “post pictures of women you consider beautiful” on some dude’s LiveJournal. The author later revealed that he was betting on a bottle of Hennessy – in order to determine whether his readers prefer blondes. Statistically, they did not, and he won.
The user has moved on to requesting pictures of pretty men (not because he’s “interested,” you see, but just because the lovely ladies asked) – and I am in my element there. It seems that almost everyone in Russia loves Johny Depp and Hugh Laurie – but where the hell are David Tennant, Naveen Andrews, or, for that matter, Chekhov? I was the first to post their pictures (though not before darling boyfriend’s).
However, the question of pretty women is something I rather thought I’d participate in on my own turf. So, I’m going to list some of the women I find fetching, and perhaps you can post pictures, or links, in the comments section. Or else just tell me that I have no taste (but please don’t hurt my feelings too much today, I’m all alone, trapped in Ukraine without Boyfriend, and want to cry enough already).
Here we go (with apologies in regards to copyrighted stuff, et al – not that I think anyone is going to sue me just yet, but still):
Women in uniform (these are Soviet soldiers of the WWII era):
Michelle Yeoh (ever since Crouching Tiger, baby):
And, of course, Monica Bellucci: