Sunday, October 24, 2010

a new love story- former client of Mordinson agency about his experience

I'm writing this letter for 2 reasons. First I'd like to thank you and the Mordinson Agency for helping me find a very special lady. I would also like to highly recommend them for anyone who is thinking of finding nice attractive lady to share their life!

    The Mordinson family runs an honest and reputable business. It's very easy and inexpensive to start. You should pick at least 5 or 6 ladies to write to. You never know which one you will end up clicking with!

You should also know that I was very suspicious of everything that goes on in this industry. And when you inject cash into it, that made me even more cautious! But Michael provided everything his website promise and much more.....”

Read the rest of Tim’s letter here:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Interesting facts about Kharkiv

In Kharkov you will see ancient houses some of which were built 150 and 200 years ago and also ultra modern office buildings made of glass and concrete. This blend makes the city interesting an unique. There are lots of things to learn about the first capital of modern Ukraine and even more things to see here!
The year which is considered to be the date of the foundation of Kharkov or Kharkiv (in Ukrainian) is 1654. Back then the vast flat areas of Eastern Ukraine were not very developed due to the lack of natural fortifications, the hills that were present couldn't offer a serious advantage against the invaders so for hundreds of years this area was not populated densely. As the legend says a man named Kharkov was the one who actually started the settlement which eventually grew into a modern Kharkov.

When you are in the city, you will have a chance to see the monument to Kharkov (the founder of the city) which is only 300 meters away from the Mordinson office. The legendary city founder is sitting on his horse in the very beginning of the Lenin Avenue.
More than a third of the original inhabitants of Kharkiv are Moldovans! When our city was still a little village over 9000 men and women from Moldova were given a permission by the Tsar of Russian Empire to settle down in Kharkov (at that time a settlement of approximately 16-18 thousand people). As a reminder of those events there is still a residence area in Kharkov called Rogan, which a word in Moldavian. Not many people in the modern Kharkiv know about the fact that over third of the people who lived here in the very beginning were not Ukrainians.

There are few Russian words which don't need to be translated, for example vodka, perestroika, glasnost etc, but then there is a Russian word which is very sad and scary and which unfortunately became known all over the world because of Russian Empire, this word is pogrom. There is an interesting fact about Kharkiv- it's the only big city of Russian Empire which never had a pogrom in its history!
One of the places you should see when you are in Kharkov is the Liberty Square. It's believed to be among the largest squares in the world. Around it you will see few remarkable buildings, among them the Kharkov State University and GosProm. Found in 1805 Kharkov University was the first one in Ukraine, the only University which had 3 Nobel prize winners studying and working in it: biologist І. Mechnikov, an economist C. Kuznets, physicist L. Landau.

Kharkiv served as the capital of Ukraine from 1919 till 1934, during those years the city was being renovated and modernized hastily and probably the most famous building in Kharkiv that was built at that time was the Gosprom.

The Gosprom or Derzhprom (in Ukrainian) was built during the late 1920-ies and was often referred to as the first Soviet sky-scraper, the original height of the building (63 meters) may not impress us now, but at the time when it was built it looked almost surreal and extremely modern. The solid concrete and good engineering allowed Gosprom to survive 2 attempts to blow the building up by the German invaders during the WW2.

In the post war period Kharkov became an important scientific and industrial centre. Of course we will never know if it's true or not, but I read somewhere that talking to one his assistants President Harry Truman once said: "At the moment we have 3 nuclear bombs at hand, those are for Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kharkov"- what a compliment Mr. President!!!

And few amazing Kharkov women:
Find out more about Kharkiv and its women here:

Sunday, October 17, 2010

My article on the home page of the

How to Shake Hands with Women and Men in Ukraine

When you are in Ukraine you will notice men take their gloves off when shaking hands. Why is that? The reason for that tradition comes from the Medieval times when gloves used to be a part of fighting gear which had to be used not only because they provided protection to the hands, but also because of the weight of the swords and other weaponry, which were often too heavy to deal with bare handed.
So, wearing gloves at that time was a logical thing to do whenever you needed to use weapons and fight. And hence whenever men took the gloves off it was to signify that he had no intention to fight and came with the peace! Eventually the heavy protection gloves have transformed and lost their main purpose- protecting their owner from the blows of an opponent, this however didn’t change the “taking off” routine in countries like Ukraine or Russia. And even now to shake someone’s hand wearing a glove is considered to be rude if you are a man. 

In Ukraine you are expected to give a solid and strong hand shake to men and it would be an unusual thing if you offer your left hand for a shake!

Women in Ukraine are spared from this ritual of taking the gloves off, it’s maybe because there were no Ukrainian women fighters in the Medieval times or simply because a woman was never considered to be a source of the threat in the Ukrainian culture. However it's usual to take off gloves when you are greeting a lady, even if she is not doing the same.

When you meet a Ukrainian woman for the first time, it's considered to be normal for her to offer you a hand for a greeting, be careful not to squeeze it too hard, it's only a gesture the aim of which is simply to establish a physical contact, simply touch each other. 

Ukrainian woman

Ukrainian woman

Learn more about Ukraine and Ukrainian women here:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mordinson- legitimate Ukrainian Women marriage agency

Mordinson agency was established in 1999. It is a family owned and operated Ukrainian women and Russian women marriage agency and personalized Match Making service located in Kharkov/Ukraine. All our female clients are single and attractive Ukrainian women from Kharkov (Kharkiv), a girl can only become a member after she personally comes to our marriage agency's office in Kharkov (you can see our office's entrance in the picture on the right). We meet and interview EVERY Ukrainian woman who wants to join our agency. We don't have thousands of profiles of Ukrainian women, because we are more interested in quality and real women, every woman who is in the gallery of the ladies is currently interested in finding the right man, we delete profiles of the ladies who find their soul mates or become unavailable right away.

Kharkov (also can be spelled as Kharkiv) is one of the largest cities of Ukraine with the population of around 1.5 million people. The city is famous for its Universities, there are more than 25 schools which vary in specialization from Medicine to Agriculture. Thousands of young Ukrainian girls in their teens come to Kharkov every year to start their University education, and it's a city of choice for most of the Eastern Ukrainian youth, as the cost of tuition and also life in general in Kharkov is considerably less than in Kiev for example. A big portion of the former students stay in Kharkov to work after the graduation. Kharkov is famous for its incredibly beautiful looking women, but it needs to be said that most of the ladies here have at least one University degree. We believe it's a great city to search for a potential wife if you are looking at Ukraine- it's neither too big nor too small, there are many things to see and to do and of course the Ukrainian and Russian ladies who live here are amazing!

There are hundreds of Ukrainian and Russian marriage agencies with thousands of profiles of Slavic women from Ukraine, Russia and other Former Soviet Union countries and what makes us stand out from that crowd is that we are in fact a family owned agency; Mordinson is our name and we care about our reputation; personal approach to your clients (both male and female); the fact that we are real agency with real office and history of successful work of over 10 years (you will find the recent testimonials and "thank you" letters that we received from our clients who found their wonderful Ukrainian women on this home page and "Love Stories" section) and most importantly our ability to constantly attract new Ukrainian ladies who are beautiful, single and marriage minded and who come to us in the search for their soul mate. If you are interested in finding a wife in Ukraine, we are ready to help you!

Make Sure that Your First Date isn’t the Last One!

A big part of our work is organizing personal meetings with the ladies for the men who come to Kharkov. As you can imagine there have been hundreds and hundreds of first dates that I have personally been to since 1999 when Mordinson family (click here to learn who is Mordinson family) has started it's marriage agency.  

I would like to share some of the advices which you might find useful! First date is a always very special one, here are some things which you shouldn’t talk about with your date, if you don’t want her to get bored or irritated!
1.     Don’t talk about your personal (family, work or financial) problems.
2.     Don’t complain! You are a self confident and successful person!
3.     Don’t talk about any negative things! You should radiate optimism and concentrate on the positive things!
4.     Don’t get drunk! This will create a very bad impression, you can have a little drink, but no excessive drinking on a date!
5.     Don’t talk badly of your previous girl friends or wives.
6.     Don’t try to be witty and funny all the time!  Jokes and humor are welcome, but it must come naturally! Also don’t smile all the time, this looks very silly and it makes her think you aren’t self confident person!
7.     Don’t brag. There are some exceptions from that rule, but be careful! If you have a really impressive story which will make you look in a good light, you can tell the story to your date. But try to make no special emphasis on it, usually women find it very easy to detect when you start boasting to make an impression! The safest way to lead the date is to concentrate on the woman you are sitting in front of and her interests!
8.     Don’t touch those topics: politics, religion and conspiracy theories.
9.   And more than all: don’t be too quite!
10.   It’s normal to ask your date what would she like to do (if it wasn’t discussed earlier) and girls often say: “well, I don’t really know, what would you like to do?”- it’s important that you have prepared an answer to that question! You don’t want to look lost and and clueless.
      11. Don't offer the lady to share the bill. When you ask a Ukrainian woman out she expects you to pick the bill at the restaurant or any other place you go out to.