State Duma deputies intend to restore the title of “Mother Heroine” for women with many children. Such a bill is being developed in United Russia, Tatyana Butskaya, deputy head of the profile committee, told Izvestiya.
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The initiative to return the title of “Mother Heroine” to Russian President Vladimir Putin was addressed by the chairman of the Association of Large Families of Moscow, Natalya Karpovich, on May 25 at a meeting of the Presidium of the State Council.
This title appeared in the USSR in 1944, in difficult times, when it became clear that it was women who had to raise the country, the social activist recalled.
Work on the bill on the return of the title of “Mother Heroine” is already underway, Tatyana Butskaya, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Family, Women and Children, told Izvestia.
“It is not enough to call a woman “Mother Heroine” and give her an order. Although recognition is also very important, I would like to add privileges to this title, support measures for the family of a woman who has given birth to so many children. We are working on the initiative from this point of view,” she said.
State awards for parents still exist. For example, there is the Order of Parental Glory, reminded the chairman of the commission of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation on demography, protection of the family, children and traditional family values, the general director of the ANO Institute of Scientific and Public Expertise Sergey Rybalchenko. It is important that the birth of children gives a woman a special status in society, he believes.
“The mother-heroine should also be entitled to material rewards. The decision to stimulate will not be so costly, ”the expert believes.
The status of mother-heroine must necessarily be accompanied by measures of material support, social activists agree. For example, the president of the All-Russian Union of Public Organizations for Work with Large Families, Marina Kondratovich, a mother of seven children, proposes to introduce annual payments for its owners and the opportunity to be equated with a labor veteran.