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Russia revives ‘Mother Heroine’ award as its Ukraine casualties mount

Russia revives 'Mother Heroine' award as its Ukraine casualties mount

Russian President Vladimir Putin revived the “Mother Heroine” award for women having 10 or even more children as Russia’s Ukraine casualties mount. Photo by Iranian Presidential Office/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 18 (UPI) — A decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin is reviving a Soviet-era “Mother Heroine” award for mothers who’ve 10 or even more children. It comes as reports suggest Russia is having difficulty recruiting troops to displace those killed and wounded in the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Putin’s decree will award the title and $16,645 (1 million rubles) to women who’ve and raise “10 Russian citizens.” The Aug. 15 decree said the title “Mother Heroine” may be the highest amount of distinction for women who’ve given birth and raised 10 or even more children.

A badge should come with the award and the decree specifies it really is to be worn on the left side of the chest above other state awards of the Russian Federation.

The honor was made by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin after World War II at the same time once the war-ravaged country’s population had plunged by tens of thousands of people.

In accordance with British intelligence, Russia has likely lost a third of the troops it delivered to attack Ukraine.

In accordance with World Bank estimates predicated on US population data, Russia’s population of 15- to 64-year-olds as a share of the entire population has declined since 2010.

The Russian population declined by typically 86,000 people per month between January and could, based on the Federal Service for State Statistics (Rosstat). The statistics show Russia’s population decline has nearly doubled since 2021 and nearly tripled since 2020, shrinking from 146 million visitors to 145.3 million.

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