A Need to Breed
Good news for workers in Russia's Ulyanovsk province who all got an afternoon off this week, courtesy of the local governor. The catch? He has something specific in mind for that afternoon away from the office.
With Mother Russia facing a population crisis, Governor Sergey Morozov urged residents to spend the afternoon, well, to go home and make a baby. It is part of his "Give birth to a patriot" campaign. He's also offering incentives to parents who give birth on the next Russian Independence Day ranging from a refrigerator or washing machine to a new car.