10 September 2009, Thursday, 16:52

Our republic's authorities presented a minibus to a large family from Durtulinsky region

author: Elmira Sabirova

Martyshins family from Durtulinsky region has received keys of a "Gazel" minibus from President of Bashkortostam Murtaza Rakhimov. Head of the family said that this present is most welcome.

— We have always dreamt of a capacious vehicle. We have a "Moskvich" as a family car, and we never were able to go to the countryside or to the garden all together, and now no one will have to stay at home, — the father of many children does not disguise his joy.

The Martyshins have nine children: Lyuba, Misha, Lena, Vanya, Seryozha, Olga, Vasya, Kostya and a five-month-old Nadezhda. Their parents Nikolai and Lyudmila from the first years of their life together decided that their happiness was in children. And they are following this rule for 19 years.

The family lives with Nikolay's parents in a typical apartment in a Khruschev building, however, as Nikolay Matyrshin says, the more the merrier. Besides, the construction of their own house is drawing to an end.

The parents confess that the main helpers in the family are children. The elders take care of the household and help in building of the house. Younger children try to follow their example.

The Martyshins do not like to talk about difficulties.

— No one can avoid them, — the father of the family says. — One should not take them seriously and remember that all things must pass. Moreover, surrounded by so many deer people you forget about troubles at all. The greatest happiness is our children.