Russia's birth rate is extremely low and the Russian government is coming up with the most inventive ways to boost it (remember the Russian Sex Camp?). Now a central Russian province Governor is urging his peoples to take off Wednesday, dust off their old Barry White records and commence to make some lovin'. That's right, Wednesday is make love, not work day! And tell them what they've won if the Missus can spit out a healthy Ruskie in exactly 9 months time:
Written by Dignan
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.
"It's normally something for the home — a fridge or a television set," Yelena Yakovleva at the Ulyanovsk regional administration press office, said.
"It doesn't matter if it's a girl or a boy."
Newly-weds Karina and Anton Bukhanovsky walked hand in hand down the main street of the regional capital of Ulyanovsk. They live in St Petersburg but traveled to Ulyanovsk to soak up the atmosphere Wednesday.
"I used to live here," said Karina, aged 19.
"We plan to come back on the same day next year and try for a baby and the prize nine months later," she said.