Now, even better than casual Friday…
It turns out, the governor of a Russian province has urged couples to skip work today and make love instead, to help boost a low birth-rate. And, if a woman gives birth in exactly nine months, she will qualify for a prize, maybe even a new home. I am not making this up.
It’s normally something for the home – a fridge or a television set, the Ulyanovsk regional press office said. I guess to show they’re keeping up with all those cutting edge, progressive, new millennium ideas, the press person added, It doesn’t matter if it’s a girl or a boy. James Kilner reports:
Women pose with their newborn babies in the central hospital of the city Ulyanovsk, September 12, 2007. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin