Obviously, I’m living in the wrong place. Excerpts from A Reuters Article.
Skip work, make babies, governor says
By James Kilner
ULYANOVSK, Russia (Reuters) – The governor of a central Russian province urged couples to skip work Wednesday and make love instead to help boost Russia’s low birth-rate.
And if a woman gives birth in exactly nine months time — on Russia’s national day on June 12 — she will qualify for a prize, perhaps even winning a new home.
Regional governor Sergei Morozov told employers to contribute to a Kremlin campaign to boost the birth rate by giving couples Wednesday off to have sex.
Prizes will extend equally to unwed women who produce children on the right day, though the biggest prizes will go to married couples.