Wednesday, September 12, 2007

today is conception day in russia

Sergei Morozov, the governor of central Russian region of Ulyanovsk, has decreed September 12 as day to procreate:

Ulyanovsk Gov. Sergei Morozov has decreed Sept. 12 a Day of Conception and is giving couples time off from work to procreate. Couples who give birth nine months later on Russia’s national day — June 12 — will receive money, cars, refrigerators and other prizes.

It’s the third year that the Volga River region, about 550 miles east of Moscow, has held the contest. Since then, the number of competitors — and the number of babies born — has been on the rise.

The image is of Irina and Andrei Kartuzov in their new SUV after winning last year’s baby contest.

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