25 November 2009, Wednesday, 15:10
author: Elena Makushina | photo: Oleg Yarovikov
On the eve of the Mother Day the President of Bashkortostan Murtaza Rakhimov presented the medals “Motherhood Glory” to the women, having given birth and reared five and more kids, in the Republic House. The head of the Republic said before the solemn ceremony that Bashkortostan was the first region in Russia, having restored the good tradition of honoring mothers with many children, lost after the USSR breakdown. Since 1988 more than 4600 women in the region have become the owners of this medal. Only in Bashkortostan the microvans “Gazelle” were presented to the families, where ten and more kids were reared. For today all these families are already supplied with the vehicles, so the leadership of the Republic reached the decision to present the keys from the microvans to the parents of nine kids. 16 microvans will find their owners already tomorrow.
Bashkortostan always paid high attention to support of families, motherhood and childhood. Along with the measures of state aid, financed from the federal budget, our Republic introduced many grants and allowances, having no analogues in other Russian regions. As for the development of social infrastructure Bashkortostan puts about 40 new schools into operation every year, erecting and reconstructing local kindergartens, hospitals and sanatoriums. The growth of birth rate has become the result of all these measures. As the President RB reported, the natural growth of population is observed in our Republic in the course of several last months, i.e. birth rate exceeds death rate and it means the region gradually leaves the demographic crisis behind.