Daniel Coyle in a NYT article on Russian tennis players, speaking of a female non-tennis-player:
[She] possessed a fast-alternating combination of film noir toughness and
childlike giddiness that I took as the quintessence of modern Russia.
Qualify this “Russia” with “urban,” and that’ll sound just right, as long as the subject is female.
(Hap tip to Neeka for the link.)