Avoid orchids (also separation connotation), carnations (too formal and remind of Soviet time) and lilies (smell is too acute).
Girls are never expected to plan the date – it is a man, who thinks, plans and surprises his princess. Girls are expected to be pretty, that is a skill that all Russian girls have mastered to a greatest extent.
Men will be very polite, will open doors in front of women, help them into coats and do all other similar things.
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They are expensive, but no need to present a dozen or more – one red rose is considered equally romantic and will be much appreciated.
If you think that red roses are too cheesy – go for tulips (in Spring) or irises or even for romantic field flowers.
The latter is expected in 100% of cases, so do not be surprised that the girl will not even offer to share.
And if you offer to share – you will never see her again, and not because the only thing she wanted from you was a free dinner, but because that is against the cultural norm.
She will want to look perfect and she will look at her best.
Most of the time that has nothing to do with her trying to look chic in order to extract any benefits from you (contrary to the popular opinion). However, she will expect a lot of admiration in return, so do not be shy to compliment her on her looks.
Also, try to avoid yellow flowers – they are a symbol of separation or break-up.
Long-stemmed red roses are a safe bet and the most appreciated flowers, since they symbol love.
Russian girl will always accept admiration with grace and smile and will love that.