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Vladimir Putin ridiculed after demanding Russians have more sex to halt declining population
Daily Mail ^ | 2/13/2012 | Will Stewart

Posted on 02/14/2012 6:16:56 AM PST by wolfman23601

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was mocked by his own countrymen today after urging Russians to start having more sex to put a stop to the country's declining population. In one of his more controversial presidential election campaign pledges, Putin vowed to give cash incentives to mothers who have a third child, to help encourage more births. Russia is the largest geographical country in the world but its 142 million population is smaller than both Pakistan and Bangladesh. Putin, who served two consecutive presidential terms between 2000 and 2008 followed by his current term as prime minister, warned that the current steady population decline could see 50 million fewer Russians by 2050 to just 107million people. The Russian Prime Minister, who is now seeking his third presidential term in the March election, declared: 'We are facing the risk of turning into an ‘empty space’ whose fate will not be decided by us.' 'The historic price of the choice between action and inaction is nearly 50 million human lives over the next 40 years.' Since Putin first came to power in 2000 the population has decreased by 2.5 million Russians so the Prime Minister has made increasing the country's birth rate through Government incentives one of his key election pledges. He vowed to offer more free kindergarten places, cheaper housing, and a £140 a month benefit bonus to mothers who have a third child, in a bid to boost the population size to 154million people. His latest plans also propose action to stop chronic alcohol and drug abuse, in addition to easing immigration curbs, which he had only just tightened.

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To: hecticskeptic

After multiple abortions, it can be difficult for a woman to carry to term. Basically, it acts as both short and long-term birth decline.

21 posted on 02/14/2012 7:53:27 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: wolfman23601

Abortion and Contraception are the problem.
Not lack of sex.

The selfish cultures are self destructing and only seek to encourage the third world to do the same, as though that is a solution.

22 posted on 02/14/2012 7:56:28 AM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: wolfman23601
The way things are going in this country Putin should be considering an incentive for Americans to move there.
23 posted on 02/14/2012 8:11:50 AM PST by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
I was in Russia in 2010 and the women were incredible.
Being an American, single,non drinker, and having a good job, I was
hip deep in women wanting wife material.
24 posted on 02/14/2012 8:23:36 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Night Hides Not

***** “Can I carry Laz’s bags?” *****

Sure! I am want to be “Quality Control” and “Test Driver”


25 posted on 02/14/2012 1:38:57 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Arkady Orinko
You are absolutely correct. Vodka is killing Russian men. Most die before age 60. And Putin knows that capitalism needs growth. That means thay need more babies. Lots more.

I have just as much access to vodka as any Russian. I can go out right now and fill my trunk with bottles of vodka. But, guess what? I have no interest in doing so.

The problem with Russian men is not vodka. The problem is the despair for their futures that has them thinking that vodka is the solution. Men with goals and dreams, and hope that they can reach them, have little need for vodka.

26 posted on 02/14/2012 1:45:38 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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