Thursday, August 16, 2007

Patriotic parents needed to reignite Ruskie baby boom

I would say that Russia is in demographic trouble. There population is shrinking and in another twenty years it will become serious. Unless things get turned around and they get their birth rate up they will cease to be much of a nation:

The baby-poor Russian region of Ulyanovsk wants to its people to procreate, and has come up with a holiday and prizes to encourage them to their duty for Mother Russia.
Ulyanovsk has declared Sept. 12 the “Day of Conception” and for the third year in a row will give couples the day off from work . . . so they canwork on making babies.
Couples who “give birth to a patriot” nine months later during “Russia Day” festivities - June 12 celebrations marking the end of the Soviet Union - will win money, cars, refrigerators and other prizes. Read More.

1 comment:

Ray said...

This is a situation also faced by most of western Europe and Japan. It is probably just the normal ebb and flow of humanity. It does make those in Russia, Western Europe and Japan feel anxious. If it weren't for our immigration, both legal and illegal, the US would likely be likewise.