Voices from Russia

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Why Putin Won’t Reveal the Names and Ages of His Grandchildren

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Editor:

Compare Putin’s sanity to the sick publicity-seeking of such amoral filth such as Donald Trump and the Clintons (and their dysfunctional families). I needn’t add anything more.

BMD

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As a popular and influential world leader, V V Putin faces a serious dilemma… how can his family expect to lead a normal dignified existence when there are so many crazy people with selfie sticks who’d love to chase them down in the streets of Moscow? Of course, this is more or less standard practise in the “civilised” Anglo-Saxon world, where they fawn over royal babies from birth, who then later in life develop cocaine habits; and in America, they even make goofy movies starring Sinbad about the First Kid. Imagine the psychological trauma. Putin doesn’t want his grandchildren growing up to be Chelsea Clinton. Therefore, on Thursday, during his nationally broadcasted Q&A session, he made it clear why he doesn’t parade his family around the Kremlin for the tabloid press (in fact, he doesn’t even feel the need to divulge the names of his grandchildren, or even how old they are):

You know, my children, my daughters, live a normal life here in Moscow, contrary to all rumours. I also have grandchildren. They live a normal life, too. I don’t want them to grow up as “blue bloods”; I want them to develop into normal human beings. For that, they need ordinary human interaction as part of a children’s community. Once I expose their ages and names, they’d harass them immediately. That would damage a child’s development. Therefore, I’d like to ask you to treat my position with understanding.

We can already imagine the Daily Beast headline:

“Putin threatens to kill journalists who stalk his infant grandchildren”.

16 June 2017

Russian Insider

http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/why-putin-will-not-reveal-names-and-ages-his-grandchildren/ri20126

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Russia Passes Law Banning Bizarre Baby Names

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On Friday, the Gosduma (lower house of the Federal Assembly) passed a bill that bans parents from officially giving their babies names that are foul words, numbers, titles, or abbreviations. Pavel Krasheninnikov, the head of the Gosduma Committee for State Construction and Legislation, told us that the law bans figures, abbreviations, numerals, symbols, characters that aren’t letters (except a dash), obscene words and titles or positions as baby names. Nevertheless, the law grants parents an opportunity to give their baby a dual surname at birth. Krasheninnikov said:

Until now, the law allowed a “double-barrelled” surname after marriage, when a couple could combine two surnames in one. The law would grant parents a right to give a dual surname at birth, combining the surnames of mother and father. The previous legislation also failed to oblige people to give their offspring names that didn’t violate the children’s interests or rights. We know about such weird names as Air Traffic Controller, Lancelot, Lexus, Lettuce, or BOChrVF260602 (which translates to “biological human object of the Voronin-Frolov family born on 26 June 2002”), Prince, or Tsar. Most children with such names are subject to bullying at kindergartens and schools and usually feel outcasts. Children can’t change their names before the age of 14. The law formalised a child’s right to a normal life, to well-balanced growth, and respect for their individuality and human dignity. As you know, your rights end where my rights begin.

BOChrVF260602, who is already 14, still has no ID papers since the Moscow registration office refused to register such an outlandish name. Subsequently, a court upheld this ban.

21 April 2017

TASS

http://tass.com/society/942631

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Paralysed Father Took Daughter to the Altar with the help of Exoskeleton

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RT reported that The Sun published that a man in the UK, paralysed for the past four years, was able to take part in the wedding of his daughter by using a modern exoskeleton aid. The man brought his daughter to the altar and handed her to the bridegroom. Cancer paralysed 55-year-old Chris Palmer in 2012. Whilst preparing for the wedding of his daughter Heather, he approached management at Rex Bionics, which provided a trial model of its exoskeleton designed for people with disabilities. Company specialists gave the father a course in how to operate it, which allowed him to take part in the ceremony.

24 May 2016

Miloserdie.ru

Official website of the MP Department for Church Charity and Social Action

https://www.miloserdie.ru/news/paralizovannyj-otvel-doch-k-altaryu-pri-pomoshhi-ekzoskeleta/

Sunday, 20 March 2016

20 March 2016. A Word to the Wise to Young Parents… From One Who’s Been There

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Keep the jug at hand. You’ll never know such joy… you’ll never know such frustration. That’s parenthood. They WILL carry on after us, and it’s amazing how much we turn out like our folks (including looking just like them!). It IS worth it all… always love… even if the love’s not returned…

BMD

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