There is an opinion among men that all Tatar women are dark-complected women with Mongol facial traits. However, in real life many Tatar women are impossible to differentiate from Russian girls, because, as scientists say, in general Tatars of Middle Volga have a European appearance with Mongoloid features with attributes of an old miscegenation or mix.
90% of Tatar girls are Caucasoid. And they look the same as Russian ones. One can often see pure Tatar girls who are red, blond and can’t be differentiated from citizens of Ryazan, Kostroma or Krasnoyarsk. One can guess that these beauties are Tatar girls only by their beautiful eyes of a distinctive configuration looking as if they are emphasized by mascara and their expressed cheekbones. Only 10% of modern Kazan girls are of mongoloid type, dark-complected with narrow eyes.
However, when speaking about customs in clothing and in character of Kazan women experts unanimously divided them into two types: the first one (rare) hold to traditions (mostly Muslim), the second one is not much different from European women. One should note that Tatar women like bright colors and much jewelry while Russian girls wear more dull tones. In the first case, girls wear a traditional Muslim dress and a headscarf called hijab.
In the second case, one can see fashionable clothes sold in the whole Russia that is sold in the whole Russia in trading centers. These are famous Russian and foreign brands. The majority of Kazan girls use make-up. Even Muslim ones prefer using not bright make-up. In the streets of the city one can very rarely see young girls who experiment with their appearance in an outrageous way. Mostly, Kazan girls strive to a classic femininity.
According to their character Kazan brides can be conditionally divided into two groups. There are those who respect traditions, have Muslim roots, are brought up in traditional families. The main thing in their upbringing is to get married, become a domestic goddess and respect her husband. The basis of a character is modesty, obedience and industry.
Girls brought up during the Soviet times are more Europeanized. For them the main thing is to gain success in their profession, form contacts, and fulfil themselves in life. Communication in various networks and a possibility to go abroad encourages it. In any case, Kazan girls are gentle, kind, attentive, open, hospitable. In the majority of cases they are ready to sacrifice something personal for their family.