Our Holidays SUCK.

August 14th, 2007at 05:38pm Posted by Eli

That’s it, I’m moving to Russia:

A Russian region best known as the birthplace of Vladimir Lenin has found a novel way to fight the nation’s birthrate crisis: It has declared Sept. 12 the Day of Conception and for the third year running is giving couples time off from work to procreate.

The hope is for a brood of babies exactly nine months later on Russia’s national day. Couples who ”give birth to a patriot” during the June 12 festivities win money, cars, refrigerators and other prizes.

As far as I can tell, the time off is not rescinded if you don’t actually have a baby…

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