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    'Our historic duty': Putin plans steps to boost Russia's birth rate - Reuters

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin announced measures on Wednesday to boost Russia’s birth rate, describing them as vital to the country’s future though they are projected to cost at least $6.5 billion this year alone.

    Saying the demographic situation was “very difficult”, Putin proposed payments for low-income families with small children, allowances for first-time mothers, higher payments for families with more children and the creation of more places in nurseries.
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    Sort of the reverse of China's 'one child' policy. "Makin' bacon' is our civic duty'.
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    Re: Russia's whoopiegate is our 'historic duty'

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    'Our historic duty': Putin plans steps to boost Russia's birth rate - Reuters

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin announced measures on Wednesday to boost Russia’s birth rate, describing them as vital to the country’s future though they are projected to cost at least $6.5 billion this year alone.

    Saying the demographic situation was “very difficult”, Putin proposed payments for low-income families with small children, allowances for first-time mothers, higher payments for families with more children and the creation of more places in nurseries.
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    Sort of the reverse of China's 'one child' policy. "Makin' bacon' is our civic duty'.
    They've been trying this modality for over a decade. Doesn't work because couples can't afford kids with Russia's moribund economy.

    Population wise, Russia has never recovered from the devastating loses of WWII.


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    Re: Russia's whoopiegate is our 'historic duty'

    Not surprising, Russia and several other nations are dealing with the impacts of an aging and/or declining population for any number of economic and social reasons.
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    Re: Russia's whoopiegate is our 'historic duty'

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    'Our historic duty': Putin plans steps to boost Russia's birth rate - Reuters

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin announced measures on Wednesday to boost Russia’s birth rate, describing them as vital to the country’s future though they are projected to cost at least $6.5 billion this year alone.

    Saying the demographic situation was “very difficult”, Putin proposed payments for low-income families with small children, allowances for first-time mothers, higher payments for families with more children and the creation of more places in nurseries.
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    Sort of the reverse of China's 'one child' policy. "Makin' bacon' is our civic duty'.
    He'd have better luck if he gave Trump supporters a one-way ticket over there and encouraged them to pop out more and more babies.
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    Re: Russia's whoopiegate is our 'historic duty'

    Have more babies so we can put them in jail!!!!

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    Re: Russia's whoopiegate is our 'historic duty'

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    'Our historic duty': Putin plans steps to boost Russia's birth rate - Reuters

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin announced measures on Wednesday to boost Russia’s birth rate, describing them as vital to the country’s future though they are projected to cost at least $6.5 billion this year alone.

    Saying the demographic situation was “very difficult”, Putin proposed payments for low-income families with small children, allowances for first-time mothers, higher payments for families with more children and the creation of more places in nurseries.
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    Sort of the reverse of China's 'one child' policy. "Makin' bacon' is our civic duty'.
    It's not unique to Russia; Israel has provided generous incentives for child birth for many years, and Japan followed suit. Italy was discussing incentives for families with at least 3 children. As with most things, it's only an issue when Russia does it.
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    Re: Russia's whoopiegate is our 'historic duty'

    He could emulate Hitler's approach: houses full of fertile young women where studly soldiers on leave or R&R could spend a week or two playing musical beds for the Fatherland. They could arrange cut-rate travel packages for young American studs to come over at a discount rate with free room & board.
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    Re: Russia's whoopiegate is our 'historic duty'

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    It's not unique to Russia; Israel has provided generous incentives for child birth for many years, and Japan followed suit. Italy was discussing incentives for families with at least 3 children. As with most things, it's only an issue when Russia does it.
    No. Pay attention. This is the Russia/Ukraine forum.

    If you want to discuss population decline in Israel or Japan or Italy, you know where those forums are.


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    Re: Russia's whoopiegate is our 'historic duty'

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    They've been trying this modality for over a decade. Doesn't work because couples can't afford kids with Russia's moribund economy.

    Population wise, Russia has never recovered from the devastating loses of WWII.
    Yes, they have.

    It’s not quite correct that their population never recovered from WWII.

    Actually, for a while in the late sixties, the Soviet Union was bigger than the US.

    Birth rates plunged in the late 1970’s, and the breakup didn’t help.

    But the ethnic Russian birth rates have been dismal for three decades.

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    Re: Russia's whoopiegate is our 'historic duty'

    Quote Originally Posted by TomFitz View Post
    Yes, they have.

    It’s not quite correct that their population never recovered from WWII.

    Actually, for a while in the late sixties, the Soviet Union was bigger than the US.

    Birth rates plunged in the late 1970’s, and the breakup didn’t help.

    But the ethnic Russian birth rates have been dismal for three decades.
    The Soviet Union is not Russia.

    If you look at the Russian population demographics Bell-curve post WWII, it is clear that after a certain span of years, mathematics [and reality] would catch up with the population demographics.


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