Obviously, you should be doing this in every relationship, but it is especially true when you come from an egalitarian society and your partner is raised with traditional values. It is very common among Russian families to place that burden on the girls of the family. A few of my male friends and dates have brought this up on a number of occasions. Profiles are more detailed here than on other sites, which makes it easier to find more tailored matches. Do I expect it?
Men will often wear jacket and trousers while women wear their beautiful dresses.
A guide to the Russian dating scene
This is a topic I have a lot to say about personally as I had a Russian girlfriend during my time in Kazan which I partly credit with helping me learn the language so quickly links to my story below. Your choices will not impact your visit. Contrary to popular opinion, this has nothing to do with her trying to look chic in order to extract any benefits from you. As a general rule for a date with a Russian: For a man this means wearing a jacket and nice pants.