Somewhere, the Russian version of Farmer Ted is thinking that all his wildest sexual fantasies have come true. Thousand of young girls ready and willing to indulge in sex for “The Motherland.” There are tents setup in a place called the “Love Oasis.” Here’s the catch – It seems Russia’s population is in some sort of jeopardy:
Written by Dignan
Attendance is monitored via compulsory electronic badges and anyone who misses three events is expelled. So are drinkers; alcohol is banned. But sex is encouraged, and condoms are nowhere on sale.
Bizarrely, young women are encouraged to hand in thongs and other skimpy underwear – supposedly a cause of sterility – and given more wholesome and substantial undergarments.
Attempting to raise Russia's dismally low birthrate even by eccentric-seeming means might be understandable. Certainly, the country's demographic outlook is dire. The hard-drinking, hardsmoking and disease-ridden population is set to plunge by a million a year in the next decade.