A $16K payment is promised to mothers with 10 children by the Russian President

A $16K payment is promised to mothers with 10 children by the Russian President

Updated on August 18, 2022 18:00 PM by Anthony Christian

The Russian President is offering cash and honorary titles to Russian mothers to encourage them to stay in their country as their population declines steadily.

During his term as president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin pledged to revive the award formerly given to more than 400,000 women under Soviet leader Josef Stalin in 1944 and which was subsequently scrapped after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 as part of his initiative.

According to the decree issued on Monday, Russian citizens who are born to, have raised ten or more Russian citizens and have given birth and raised them within the Russian Federation will be given a one-time payment of one million rubles.

This prize will not be awarded unless there are at least nine other children alive. Special consideration will be given to mothers whose children have died or gone missing while serving in the military or the civil services. As a result of this title, he will be able to be considered among the highest state orders in Russia, such as the Hero of Russia and Hero of Labor, and other similar titles.

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The decree specifies that recipients who are to receive the award should wear the medal - a 5-pointed star surrounded by the Russian state emblem on the left side of the chest, next to the Mother Heroine title. According to Rosstat, despite decades of decline, the country's population has dropped to approximately 145.1 million.

During the first six months of the year, the population declined on average by 86,000 individuals each month due to a decline in economic activity. A United Nations report has predicted that in a worst-case scenario, the Russian population could halve to 83 million by the turn of this century. According to the UN, Russia's population will only reach 132 million by the turn of the century.

According to some estimates, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to at least tens of thousands of deaths, and hundreds of thousands of people have fled the country since the invasion commenced. Awarded in 2008 to large families and their importance to Russia, the Parental Glory award honors those with seven or more children.

During the Nazi occupation of Leningrad in 1942, Viktor was killed by the German invasion of the city, which eventually led to the town now known as St. Petersburg becoming a part of the Soviet Union. The Russian leader, the youngest of three brothers, was the only one to survive childhood.

There is a lot of speculation that Russian President Vladimir Putin's current wife, Alina Kabaeva, a former Olympic gymnast, is the current wife of the president, however, she has never publicly confirmed the relationship. Putin has two daughters with his first wife, Lyudmila.

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