Russian President Vladimir Putin offered a special cash bonus for Russian mothers with 10 or more children. future.
The Honorary Mother Heroine Award — which also provides social benefits — was first established by the Soviet Union's communist dictator Joseph Stalin. According to Russian media, the first accolades were handed out to about 400,000 citizens.
President Putin's award offers citizens his one-time payment of 1 million rubles (US$16,667) after the 10-year-old hits his 1st birthday will be
The mother will only be eligible for a large bonus over the average annual Russian income of around 750,000 rubles if all of her nine remaining children survive.
Kristin Rosuei, an expert in Slavic languages and Eastern European studies, said that this "honour" was Putin's attempt to strengthen the population and encourage certain strains of nationalism out of it. Stated. Fight the economic fallout of the war with Ukraine.
"It was about serving the motherland," she told The Washington Post. "(It's) clearly a conscious echo of the Stalinist past." 16}
Roth-Ey notes that Stalin's prize was the Soviet After the deaths of countless working-age men, it developed a post-war reconstruction plan and acted as the "core institution of Soviet society" to support families.
On Tuesday, Putin accused Washington of seeking to prolong the conflict in Ukraine and fueling conflict elsewhere in the world, including US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. did.
"The Ukrainian situation shows that the United States wants to prolong this conflict. "The US adventures with Taiwan," Putin said in televised remarks at the opening ceremony of the Security Council in Moscow via videolink. is part of a deliberate and conscious US strategy to destabilize and disrupt the situation in this region and the world, rather than the travel of irresponsible individual politicians," he said. Added.
(Washington's) international obligations."
"We regard this as a carefully planned provocation," Putin said.
Relations between Moscow and Washington have been frayed since Russia launched his military intervention in pro-Western Ukraine in late February.
Putin, battered by an unprecedented series of sanctions from the West, has sought to strengthen ties with countries in Africa and Asia, particularly China.
Russia was in full solidarity with its key ally Beijing when President Pelosi visited the autonomous democratic Taiwan, which China considers its own territory, in his August visit.
Kremlin officials approached, according to documents leaked earlier this week Western countries are seeking to end Russia's aggression against Ukraine.
"Representatives of Putin's inner circle have signaled to the West about their desire to negotiate. The mood of the Kremlin elite is panic," said a document obtained by a European journalist.
Documents reportedly sent to Western intelligence agencies partially identified an unnamed Kremlin insider as "one of the pillars of the regime." 68}
They are believed to have been contacted through either Western diplomats or CIA officials.
According to reports, insiders close to Putin are becoming increasingly concerned about the Russian economy amid crippling economic sanctions by the West.
The deteriorating situation at the Zaporizhia power plant is also of great concern, with analysts and government officials repeatedly warning that a continued conflict near the reactor would escalate into a "nuclear disaster." is doing.
"There is an urgent need to allow inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency and to ensure the withdrawal of all Russian forces," NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday.
Russian military control of the facility "endangers the population of Ukraine, neighboring countries and the international community," Stoltenberg added.
"Russian forces … are now using the ground around the nuclear power plant as a staging area, a platform, to launch artillery fire against Ukrainian forces. This is reckless and irresponsible." Tortenberg made the comments Wednesday at separate press conferences with the presidents of Serbia and Kosovo.
Russian forces captured the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine shortly after he invaded in March.
The plant is Europe's largest and, as the war rages, the uncertainty surrounding the power plant has led to a nuclear accident comparable to Chernobyl in 1986, when the reactor exploded. Fear is growing.