Russia to decide on conceptual design of future soldier’s combat gear by year-endMilitary & Defense August 23, 13:09
Press review: Netanyahu in Russia to focus on Iran and NSA spies on Russian net usersPress Review August 23, 13:00
Netanyahu calls strengthening Iran’s positions in Syria a threat to entire worldWorld August 23, 12:52
Russia to use principally new solutions in 5th-generation submarine constructionMilitary & Defense August 23, 12:46
Russia’s ‘soldier of future’ combat gear proves its worth in SyriaMilitary & Defense August 23, 12:33
Monitoring center for southern Syrian de-escalation zone starts activities in AmmanWorld August 23, 12:03
Two frigates of 11356 project to be finalized for Indian NavyMilitary & Defense August 23, 12:00
Ratnik combat gear enters service, delivery to army beginsMilitary & Defense August 23, 11:16
Russian film director says Anna Karenina: Vronsky’s Story will contend for OscarSociety & Culture August 23, 10:36
VLADIVOSTOK, July 26. /ITAR-TASS/. A major motorbike race under the motto of Russian fathers for a family with many children has started in Russian far eastern city of Vladivostok on Saturday.
Motorbikers from the Siberian motorbike club named after Russian St. Prince Dimitry Donskoy will visit 25 Russian cities riding from the far eastern city to Russia’s capital, Moscow. They will meet inmates of orphanages, young people serving in the army and will discuss family values with them in each of these cities.
Participants in the public action seek this way to draw attention of Russians to the problem of improving the demographic situation in the country, the problem of paternity and to shape a positive attitude to families with many children. The public campaign aims to propose to institute a new all-Russia holiday - Day of Father.
Before the start of the motor race a festive religious service was held at the Intercession of the Mother of God Church in the city of Vladivostok.
On Friday, motorbikers have already met students of a local sports school in Novik Bay on Russky Island. The next stopover of the motorbike race will be a correctional school for adolescent delinquents in Russian far eastern city of Ussuriisk. Motorbikers will debate family affairs with young offenders and will dwell them on their life experience.
The Russian Centre of National Glory, the Foundation of St. Andrew the First-Called, which is involved in missionary activities and delivers major religious and public programmes, jointly with the Defence Ministry and Russian parliament’s lower house State Duma committee for affairs of family, women and children are holding a nationwide campaign promoting family values in Russia.
The motorbike race will finish with a wreath-laying ceremony to the monument to St. Great Prince Dimitry Donskoy and St. Princess Euphrosyne of Moscow at the Church of Reverend Euphrosyne on Nakhimovsky Avenue in south-western Moscow on September 9.
“They [St. Prince Dimitry Donskoy and St. Princess Euphrosyne of Moscow] were parents of 12 children, gave a very worthy example to us and are patrons of a traditional family with many children,” said chief of Krasnoyarsk motorbike club Andrei Kochenov, who is one of organisers of the motorbike race.
Meanwhile Russia’s Health and Social Security Ministry reports a favourable growth of major demographic figures. On July 24, the ministry published a report on the population’s state of health and the organisation of the healthcare system in the year 2013.
In particular, a natural population growth has reached 24,000 people while in 2012 natural decline in the population stood at 4,200 people. So for the first time since the early 1990s, the national birth rate has overlapped the mortality rate.