Here a video that I shot in Odessa last September:

I hope that this video doesn’t become a “before” artifact if the Ukraine conflict intensifies and spreads to Odessa. The conflict was one contributing reason I decided to leave for Poland, since living in a war-torn country is not fun or conducive to stability, as much as I enjoy Ukrainian women.

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34 Comments

  1. Phil February 20, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Roosh
    Since Poland is more Westernized than the FSU- do the girls in their prime (18-24) treat you worse for being older now?

    1. Chris Brony February 21, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      u can do well in poland well into your 50’s

  2. Super Mario February 20, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Off topic, but can Putin help us all out and drop a few R-36M’s (SS-18’s) on Tumblr?

    http://i.imgur.com/PxXVND8.jpg

    I mean seriously, whoever fixes the Tumblr problem deserves a pickup truck full of Nobel prizes.

    Just saying.

    1. Anti_Femastasis February 21, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      whoever fixes the Tumblr problem deserves a pickup truck full of Nobel prizes.

      Also because of this:
      http://i.imgbox.com/VQXY8YOR.png

      1. TyKo Steamboat February 21, 2015 at 10:55 pm

        I still don’t know what Tumblr is…

  3. Alistair February 20, 2015 at 11:24 am

    My critique of Roosh (and some other PUAs) is that they have developed one pick-up system and apply it everywhere regardless of the local peculiarities, resulting in often suboptimal strategies. Namely, indirect game is close to useless in poor countries, for as a westerner they expect you to be rich. Now being a cool, worldly, articulate, non-rich western traveller will also get you laid but that’s suboptimal for it is

    1) A lot of (unnecessary) work

    2) You won’t get many ONS

    3) Mostly importantly, you won’t get the 9s and 10s who’ve been thinking their entire lives they deserve much better men (ie richer) than the local low dreck.

    Eastern Europe might be a novelty for some Americans but it certainly is not for western Europeans. Dedicated connoisseurs had already dumped Poland by the time it joined the European Union (2004).

    As for Belarus/Ukraine/Russia, if you ever have to neg / disqualify / escalate / diffuse (or whatever typical PUA jargon) while gaming the locals then you most
    certainly are gaming them wrong.

    The tried and tested approach by most westerners is to get in there reeking of money (top car, top pad, designer gear), direct approaching, promising them a good time, and that’s about it.

    Why then restrict yourself to cafes-bars-clubs (which most local can’t afford on a regular basis anyway because they are dirt poor, unlike in the west) as if you were in London or NYC?

    The entire point of going to those countries chasing chicks is precisely not having to go through the soul crashing endless hoops trying to swoop a chick off her feet.

    The elephant in the room is that money talks in those lands. When a chick is earning $400 a month, no amount of game will compete against the sharp Italian winking at her in the distance out of his Porsche Cayenne.

    1. TyKo Steamboat February 21, 2015 at 10:54 pm

      In general, you’re on-point here. But there will always be women there that see the Yankee man as exotic, fresh & handsome. Even if he is average or slightly below. Even if he makes only 30,000$/yr.

      These women also have interests even they can’t explain. There is a culture of women there that love latinos…when I ask them why, they say “I don’t know”

      “The entire point of going to those countries chasing chicks is precisely not having to go through the soul crashing endless hoops trying to swoop a chick off her feet” … Well, it’s not the ENTIRE point, but yes, this one of several logical points.
      My main selling point is: would you prefer the tattooed princess from USA that has had everything handed to her her whole life? Or would you rather the feminine beauty that has grown from hard knocks & will appreciate things?

      1. Alistair February 22, 2015 at 8:05 am

        The dichotomy is self-evident and you missed the point. My contention is that “cool, moneyless but having game” is not the optimal strategy for the 3 reasons I mentioned above.

        Money trumps everything else in those parts.

        This point is always glossed over by Roosh and the other internet PUAs, preferring instead to bask in their success, locally relative to the US.

        I remember reading one of Roosh’s articles a few years back where he was stating that after weeks in Ukraine he still didn’t get any ONS. I thought at the time “Of course you ain’t getting any and you won’t get any. Now try hiring a 7-series executive BMW, sport a custom made Hugo Boss Slim Fit suit, drive slowly along the high street, stop at a corner, get out of the car , stand there for a while looking at a map. That’s all it takes.”

      2. OrthodoxChristian February 26, 2015 at 3:38 am

        “I remember reading one of Roosh’s articles a few years back where he was stating that after weeks in Ukraine he still didn’t get any ONS. I thought at the time ‘Of course you ain’t getting any and you won’t get any. Now try hiring a 7-series executive BMW, sport a custom made Hugo Boss Slim Fit suit, drive slowly along the high street, stop at a corner, get out of the car , stand there for a while looking at a map. That’s all it takes.’ ”

        That might work, might also get you kidnapped by Ukie Nazis who think, or pretend to think, you are a Russian spy so as to rob and ransom you (and steal your organs when they discover you’re nobody).

        Or, you could join the freedom fighters, meet quality women, kill US backed Nazis.

        https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9f9JJiIUAEHPwm.jpg

      3. Alistair February 26, 2015 at 9:36 am

        A Russian spy ostensibly driving a 7-series BMW and, pausing, looking at a map. Not very discrete now is it.

        You are writing about this stuff as if you’ve read it in a
        book. I have been travelling to Ukraine for the last 10 years, never had any problems.

        Also, I stand by what I wrote. Money is the way to get pussy out there. Standard game is pointless.

      4. OrthodoxChristian February 26, 2015 at 11:03 am

        “A Russian spy ostensibly driving a 7-series BMW and, pausing, looking at a map. Not very discrete now is it.

        You are writing about this stuff as if you’ve read it in a
        book. I have been travelling to Ukraine for the last 10 years, never had any problems.”

        The last 10 years… Well, perhaps something changed in the last year.

      5. TyKo Steamboat April 5, 2015 at 11:46 pm

        You are Russian slime

  4. Andrea February 20, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Beautiful shots, very well made. You definitely have an aesthetic eye.

  5. Bart February 20, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Roosh
    The median of woman in the street in major European cities has got to be better than those two albino 5-6s in this video.

  6. Adam Rodriguez February 20, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Ukrainian women are gorgeous.

  7. anon1 February 20, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    liking the new video style roosh, multiple camera angles, audio of interviews over other scenes, you could make a travelogue show.

    it looks like something out of a classic vice doc

    1. Roosh_V February 20, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      Yes but it took forever to make, for a video that will not get more views than if I do a basic video blog in my living room.

      1. Awesome Possum February 21, 2015 at 12:31 pm

        Speaking of, your “basic video blog in my living room” are a lot more entertaining and more on subject, IMHO. I really didn’t get the point of the Ukrainian guy who loves being at a coffee shop. What, he has a passion and he’s Ukrainian? Uh, ok, cool, I guess?

        I mean it wasn’t a bad video, per-se, but it really doesn’t fit into the content your audience expects or desires.

      2. Patron and Grape Drink February 21, 2015 at 4:07 pm

        Roosh does different stuff for varietys sake I’d say.

        Man I agree he’s not going to get a lot of hits for so much work on a video like this.

        He’d be better off walking through the hottest fashion shops, malls, group fitness classes, parks, cafes, campus bars aka anywhere there’s a bunch of fine young girls and just showing us that. That’s all Inrequire to be happy. I mean in happy Boris has a dream and is hustling in the main led area selling coffee- that’s great but I’d rather see the local talent any day. And as slow paced as that video was the two girls in it were the best part by far.

      3. Chris Brony February 21, 2015 at 1:58 pm

        roosh…off to lublin? or where in poland?

        or to see Kamal in Warsaw?

      4. Drg February 21, 2015 at 2:04 pm

        Roosh, great cameo appearance (ala Quentin Tarantino style) at the 4:24 mark. Seems like you really enjoyed that espresso 🙂

  8. ce9999 February 20, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    I enjoyed all three of those, but especially the street music one. Makes me wish I was there.

  9. Shaun Hudson February 21, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Great video! Nice chicks too.

  10. Roy Jones February 21, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks to the Barista. He seems like a nice kid and even looks like a Californian (definitely better than the U.S. average lol).

    Roosh how much did it cost them to open that place? What are they making/day in sales?

    Would it cost $50000 to open one like that?

  11. TyKo Steamboat February 21, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Just a shame, Roosh. I find it hard to believe the conflicts have reached “The Pearl Of The Black Sea”. I have my ticket for Ukraine booked already for May & June & I would like to return to Berdyans’k again (115, 000 population) but it is about 60 miles South of where one of the battlefields of Mariupol is located. I will research Odessa next. …
    I would like to see Yalta off of the Crimea Riviera but I need a dam visa now & I don’t want those Russian touching my $.

  12. SaltCityPunch February 22, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Roosh, I like the variety. Part of the international game is knowing cultures and people and understanding why and how it all works. Me and my brother are going to the Ukraine in April/May for 5 weeks. What are your thoughts on the current situation of the economy and the hyrvnia? Last I checked the exchange rate is 27:1 on the dollar. That’s outrageous!! How is massive inflation and an economy in freefall going to help and/or hurt our game? My brother thinks it’s great. I think it posses problems unforeseen. What’s your opinion?

    1. TyKo Steamboat February 24, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      One thing you need to know … while the exchange rate will soon be 32:1 … the price of many things goes up during war. So in a way, they even back out.

      1. SaltCityPunch February 24, 2015 at 3:38 pm

        I checked it today and its up to 32:1. Im sure cost will adjust for inflation. Im no economist by any means, but im trying to figure out how this whole situation is going to help/hurt our vacation. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Ukrainian govt abandoned the hyrvnia all together. Once it holds so little value what other choice do they have? What will replace it in the interim? The US dollar or possibly the Euro? I was hoping Roosh would have some insight on the issue. He spends a lot of time over there. What are your thoughts?

      2. SaltCityPunch February 27, 2015 at 12:19 pm

        Exactly. That’s why I want to go there for the 4th time. “Slava Ukraina!” “Heroim Slava!”

      3. TyKo Steamboat March 1, 2015 at 9:32 pm

        It shows what you really seem to “know” rite now about Ukraine. First of all, you don’t just go “driving along”…you take buses, trains, planes & subs. Second, you won’t find trouble there unless you go looking for it. Third, if you know at least one local there, you will have a guide to alleviate any issues.
        But you know all of this, right?

  13. Boagrius February 22, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    I can’t believe you are returning to Poland yet again. I was hoping for a solid data-sheet from Belarus. What made you opt. against Belarus & what does the Spring/Summer horizon look like?
    Keep up the nice work & stay well.

  14. Victor Mikhailov July 22, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Odessa girls are the most beautiful in Ukraine , because Odessa people are of mixed origin . Ukrainian, Russian, Jewish, Moldavian with some mid-eastern or Balcan ingredients thrown into the mix.