15 July 2010, Thursday, 14:05
author: Olga Murtazina | photo: Andrey Starostin
Solemn ceremony of presentation of the medals “Motherhood Glory” has taken place in the Republic House.
“This is already the 87th ceremony in Bashkortostan" — the President RB said, welcoming the women - “The medal "Hero-Mother" had been introduced in the USSR in 1943 but later everything came to the naught. In 1998 we decided to restore this tradition and thereby to countenance the mothers’ status, establishing the medal for the mothers with many children".
The medal “Motherhood Glory” and the one-time allowance at the rate of 10 thousand rubles are presented to the mothers, giving birth to five and more kids. The families, having nine and more children, receive the microvans “Gazelle” free. The ceremony of the microvans’ presentation has already taken place in Bashkortostan 52 times.
55 women from different nooks of Bashkortostan were rewarded with the medals today. The majority of them are housewives.But the list of the award recipients also includes the employees of schools and kindergartens, plants and poultry farms, milkmaids and flower-growers, social employees and the heads of the culture houses.