Women from Ukraine are the article of pride of the country. They are considered to be the most beautiful women in Europe, but not the beauty only make women of Ukraine to be so attractive for hundreds of foreigners who consider Ukraine women marriage to be one of the wisest decisions they have ever made. Intelligence, wisdom and devotedness of Ukrainian women for marriage make them desirable even for French kings.
This old story of love, pride and devotedness is familiar to any Ukrainian girl and for many wise men of science. In the eleventh century the ambassadors from France came to Kiev to ask Yaroslav, the sovereign of Kievan Russ, to let one of his daughters marry their king Henry. Most of all they wished beautiful Anna to become their queen. The girl was not engaged yet, so Yaroslav gave his consent, and Anna left for a long and dangerous journey to Paris.
Her Slavic beauty, golden hair, but even more her intelligence and education impressed not only her husband, the king of France, but all the European grand people and clergy of those times.
Even the Pope highly appreciated her wisdom and strength in helping her husband to govern the country and deal with the neighbors. In her dowry Anna brought to France the valuable collection of books and among them - the Gospel, later known as Rheims Gospel.
Each king of France till the last days of monarchy existence in this country took an oath on this book, which is still kept as one of the main treasures of France. Anna brought up her children, among them Philipp, the future king of the country, to be as great-hearted, intelligent and educated as she was herself.
Noble and common people of France loved Anna and respected deeply, so after her husband death the queen governed the country instead of her son till his full age, and even after that Philipp never rejected wise advice of his mother.
But even more impressive than her success as a queen was a story of Anna's love. After her husband the king death, the count of Valois, a handsome and courageous warrior, had stolen Anna's heart and Anna herself. She did not mind.
The queen appreciated the last love of her life more than her kingdom - she refused to become the regent at her underage son, because she preferred to stay with the man she loved, and even more than her Christian duty - the Pope prohibited their marriage, but Anna had not left her beloved. The faithfulness, devotedness and ability to forgive of the French queen are national features of women of Ukraine, and that is why their love is so priceless for those men who have Ukrainian women for marriage.