Stereotype of Russian people
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Russians are usually portrayed as wearing heavy fur coats, with great beards, and a good taste for vodka. They are sometimes portrayed to be communists and/or Russian Mafia members. Generally a Russian male character will be very jolly but not too bright; females are usually cool and quite a bit smarter than their male counterparts, and are often sexually promiscuous.
Recently, Russian women (new immigrants) had often been connected with "Mail-Order Brides". Russian women are generally taller and thinner than American women; thus often more desirable to some men. This often generate some envy (and envy often lead to hatred) toward them. One example would be on the reality show "America's Next Top Model", when some of the female models commented on Natasha (a Russian national) on being a Mail-Ordered Bride (because she spoke broken English with her husband, rather than Russian).
An older stereotype of Russian women is the belief that Russians are more hairy and bigger (in stature).