Fried sausages, tattoos and wicker hearts: Russian-style romance



St. Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated all throughout the West, is gaining ground in Russia too. At this time of year, love is in the air everywhere — even the Moscow Metro broadcasts romantic poems by Alexander Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov and Anna Akhmatova. Starry-eyed Russians make Valentine cards for their beloved, alongside the traditional roses and chocs. Here are some original confessions of love made by Russians and published on social media.

A post shared by marinka (@marinka__kapelka) on

The day begins by cooking a romantic breakfast for the “other half” — you can’t beat heart-shaped fried eggs and sausages.


A post shared by WhatsApp 0772293519 (@kojobaev.02) on

They've really put their heart into this one.


A post shared by @losya_13 on

Love is like a jigsaw puzzle — takes time to piece together but worth it in the end.

Tugging the heart-strings: Russian weavers don’t just do baskets.


A post shared by Леди Ди (@ledidi333) on

The heart isn’t the only body part marked by eternal love


A post shared by Olika Moor (@olika.moor) on

When the best gift is you yourself.

Loved-up motorists came up with an original Valentine's celebration. Flash mobs took place across Russia with drivers parking their cars in the shape of a heart.

Love affects all ages.


Sometimes amorous messages are unexpected and anonymous.

Weddings are for declarations of love

And flowers for your sweetheart


A post shared by miss_happy (@m.i.s.s._happy) on

Because love is ... love!

If using any of Russia Beyond's content, partly or in full, always provide an active hyperlink to the original material.

We've got more than 2 million followers on Facebook. Join them!

This website uses cookies. Click here to find out more.

Accept cookies