Russian President Vladimir Putin said that it is planned to revive the honorary title of “Mother Hero”, which existed in Russia during the Soviet era. It is planned to pay a one-time payment of 1 million rubles to women who received this title. The statement was made after the meeting of the Presidency of the State Council held at the end of May.
“In general, we agreed to seriously update and expand the provisions of the Presidential Decree “On Measures for Social Support of Large Families”, including the return – I want to emphasize this especially – the return, as it was in Soviet times. , the honorary title “Mother Hero”, said that at a meeting with large families, the head of state was awarded the Order of Parental Glory (transcript of the meeting). published on the Kremlin website).
Also, Putin offered to pay 200 and 500 thousand rubles to holders of medals and Orders of Parental Glory. respectively. “When presenting the Order of Parental Glory medal, we did not provide cash payment before – medals, that is, medals. I propose to make such a lump sum payment. We had a lump sum of 100,000 for the order, nothing for the medal,” he recalled.
“Married couples who choose the very difficult but truly wonderful path of an extended family are treated with great, sincere respect in our society. And this attitude is in our national character, based on our millennial history. In Russia, one or two children in a family were quite the exception – earlier, in ancient times, but three, four, five children were the norm, ”the politician emphasized.
Currently, according to the president, the traditions of a large, large family are “gradually, step by step, but being revived.” “As a rule, you can really trust those who were brought up in a large family. They will not disappoint a friend, colleague or their own country,” he said.
Putin also promised to provide benefits, especially for fathers with many children, to provide the opportunity to retire early. Now mothers with many children can retire at age 50.
“Russia’s National Idea”
Earlier, the idea to revive the title “Mother Hero” was proposed by the head of the regional public organization of large families in Moscow, Natalya Karpovich. “As a mother of many children, I want to resolve the issue of restoring our biggest ‘Mother Hero’ title” aforementioned Karpovic.
The initiative was also supported by Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, who oversees the social bloc in the government. “A multi-generational extended family is the national idea of Russia,” said Golikova. She revealed that both of her grandmothers have the title of “Mother Hero”.
The title “Mother Hero” was established in the USSR in the summer of 1944. It was given to mothers who gave birth and raised ten or more children. The medal was awarded when the youngest child was 1 year old. The insignia was a golden convex five-pointed star against a background of silver rays diverging in the form of a five-pointed star.
The first woman to receive the title of “Mother Hero” was a resident of the Moscow Region Anna Aleksakhina, who is raising ten sons and two daughters. During the Great Patriotic War, four of them died at the front she. In total, she received more than 400 thousand female titles, the last award took place on November 14, 1991.
What awards can parents receive in the Russian Federation?
Medal of the Order “Parental Glory” they were rewarded parents raising four or more children (adoptive parents). The medal is awarded when the fourth child is three years old and there are other surviving children. It is made of gilded silver. It has existed since 2008.
Insignia “Parental Glory” they were rewarded parents raising or raising seven or more children (adoptive parents). At the same time, parents “form a socially responsible family, lead a healthy lifestyle, provide the appropriate level of care for the health, education, physical, spiritual and moral development of children, the full and harmonious development of their personality, exemplary in strengthening the family institution and raising children.” Reward occurs when the seventh child is three years old and there are other children still alive. The badge of the order is made of gilded silver.
With data As of January 2021, 1.99 million large families live in the country. These families raised 21.5% of the total Russian underage (6.5 million children). In 2010, there were 1.025 million large families in the Russian Federation.