MOSCOW, August 16. / TASS /. The obligatory "School of Paternity" must be introduced for all Russians, with such a proposal was made by the deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on Family, Women and Children Elena Vtorigina, commenting on the incident in Sochi with a father holding his child upside down.
A video was distributed on social networks in which a man, sitting on a chair in the forest, holds a baby by the leg upside down. Then he flips the baby from one hand to the other, showing the baby to the camera. The Prosecutor General's Office of Russia instructed to check the parents of the child.
"History is a clear confirmation of the need to introduce the widespread practice of the School of Paternity," Vtorigina told TASS on Sunday. "For women, such courses exist at maternity hospitals. This practice should be made mandatory for both expectant mothers and future fathers."
The deputy noted that, judging by the video recording, what is happening cannot be called a game or fun, the child is clearly in danger. "I believe that a man hardly wished harm to his child, he did not want to make him disabled. But ignorance can lead to tragedy," added Vtorygina.
The deputy chairman of the committee noted that, in particular, in the Arkhangelsk region, projects of the regional public organization Council of Fathers, including Dad School, Playing with Dad, and Parents' Lesson, have been implemented for several years. "Within the framework of the Daddy School project, consultations and training are carried out for men on how to deal with infants and young children. Few people know that communication with a child should begin at the stage of pregnancy," she said.
The man in the video is a resident of Moscow, the woman is a native of Belgorod. As reported in the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Krasnodar Territory, the family was found in a tent in the forest of the Khosta region in the Azhek tract. The mother was taken to the Khosta district police department, the issue of transferring the child to the guardianship authorities is being decided. There is no threat to the child's health, the baby is in a medical facility. A pre-investigation check has been organized, which is under the control of the General Prosecutor's Office.