From the early 6th century they spread to inhabit most of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.

Present-day Slavic people are classified into West Slavs (chiefly Poles, Czechs and Slovaks), East Slavs (chiefly Russians, Belarusians, and Ukrainians), and South Slavs (chiefly Serbs, Croats, Bosniaks, Macedonians, Slovenes, and Montenegrins of the Former Yugoslavia as well as Bulgarians).

Learning to speak Russian is the most important thing you can do to improve your chances of a successful relationship with a Russian man.

You will notice what a difference this makes straight away.

If you approach Russian dating using the wrong methods, you will also struggle to make it work.

So, let's look at what you can do to avoid the bad stuff most others experience, and get straight to the good stuff...

Procopius wrote in 545 that "the Sclaveni and the Antae actually had a single name in the remote past; for they were both called Sporoi in olden times." He described them as barbarians, who lived under democracy, and that they believe in one god, "the maker of lightning" (Perun), to whom they made sacrifice.

They lived in scattered housing, and constantly changed settlement.

They are native to Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Southeastern Europe, Northeastern Europe, North Asia and Central Asia.

Slavs speak Slavic languages of the Balto-Slavic language group.

As mentioned, when you allow yourself to be open to the cold, hard fact that Russian dating is different, you'll begin to see why this is crucial if you really want to be in a serious relationship with a Russian man.

When Russian men and women greet each other for the first time, it is customary to shake hands - NOT to kiss on the cheek.

You should greet a Russian man with a pleasant handshake and look him in the eyes to show that you are open and honest. If you're in Russia, this means dress smartly, and dress according to where you're going.