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Putin Urges Countrymen to Start Having More Sex; Faces Ridicule

by Kathy Jones on February 19, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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 Putin Urges Countrymen to Start Having More Sex; Faces Ridicule

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin faced ridicule after he asked his countrymen to begin having more sex to curb country's declining population.

The countrymen slammed his edict on Internet forums and websites.


"So, now we have to make love non-stop? In the USSR they said there was no sex in the country. In the Russian Federation it's have sex then take the money," one woman, Inna, said.

"Putin is like a God. He will restore the birthrate and save Russia. Oh Prometheus!" another wrote.

"If a woman doesn't want to give birth, nothing will change it, no matter where he puts his money," a third added.

In one of his other 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 promised to offer free kindergarten places, cheaper housing, and a 140 pounds a month benefit bonus as an incentive for mothers to have a third child, while on his campaign trail.

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 Daily Mail reported.

"We are facing the risk of turning into an 'empty space' whose fate will not be decided by us," the Russian Prime Minister declared.

"The historic price of the choice between action and inaction is nearly 50 million human lives over the next 40 years," he added.

Source: ANI

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