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Russians Told To Take Day Of For ‘Pro-Creation’

Speaking of the Russians, we have this from the UK’s Independent:

Skip work, have sex: Russians celebrate ‘day of conception’ as sporting community continues to criticise Putin’s anti-gay legislation

Couples in the region of Ulyanovsk told to take the day off in order to procreate, while athletes raise concerns over Russia’s homophobic policies

By Joseph Charlton | 12 September 2013

Russia is celebrating its eighth annual ‘day of conception’ as couples in the eastern region of Ulyanovsk are being advised to stay at home to procreate.

At least this makes a change. In our country the government wants to screw us. But, boy, is this a poke in the eye of the environmentalists and the pro-choice crowd. And, of course, it’s another obvious attack on the poor persecuted homosexuals.

Governor of the region Sergey Morozov has urged bosses to allow men and women the 12th of September off work in order to try and reproduce.

Can you take the day off if the sex is just recreational instead of pro-creational?

In past years prizes have been awarded to couples who give birth in exactly nine months from the unofficial public holiday. In 2012 the winning pair were presented with a jeep, while in 2011 the award was a jeep.

Shouldn’t it have been a SUV?

The regional celebration is part of a gesture to increase Russia’s struggling birth rate. In 2006, during his televised State of the Nation address, President Vladimir Putin said the most urgent crisis facing Russia was its demographic crisis. At the time, the country’s population was declining by at least 700,000 people a year.

Russia’s demographic looks to have improved, though, with figures released by one of the country’s demographic indicators showing its population consistently increasing from 2006 to 2012, and its external mortality rate dropping by 40% in the last decade.

Fertility campaigns have, however, remained on the Russian agenda despite apparent improvements in the country’s demographic…

Meanwhile, Russia’s recently passed anti-gay legislation continues to come under fire from the international sporting community ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi…

The new Russian law prohibits the promotion of “nontraditional” sexual relations, imposing hefty fines on those found guilty and imprisoning non-nationals for up to 15 days.

For the record, this "new Russian law" is not really new at all. Homosexuality has been outlawed in Russia for centuries, in one form or another. In 1933, ‘Article 121’ was added to the Soviet Union’s criminal code. It expressly prohibited male homosexuality, with punishments up to five years of hard labor in prison.

Article 121 was quietly dropped from the Russian law code in 1993, after the fall of the Soviet Union. Putin has just resurrected it. Like he has done with many of the old Soviet ways.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, September 13th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Russians Told To Take Day Of For ‘Pro-Creation’”

  1. Noyzmakr says:

    “For the record, this “new Russian law” is not really new at all. Homosexuality has been outlawed in Russia for centuries, in one form or another.”

    The same was true for the US. Every state has or had “sodomy” laws on the books and just stopped enforcing them. Just like they stopped enforcing the adultery laws.

    In 1938, Frank Sinatra was arrested for seduction and adultery.

    If you don’t enforce laws you get more of the undesired behaviour. Divorce Rates in the 1870’s was 3%, 1930’s=17% and now well over 50%. I’m sure the same could be shown of the instances of homesexualaity.

    As you can see here in FBI tables, once republicans began pushing for harsher punishment and mandatory minimum sentences for violent crimes, crime rates have dropped likea rock.

    You get more of what you allow or fail to punish. Just watch what happens where they legalize pot.

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