Such a proposal was previously voiced by the public organization "Council of Mothers", stating that without this tax "Russians as a nation will simply cease to exist," reports IA DEITA.RU.
The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, for its part, has clearly stated that it is not considering the introduction of a tax on childlessness. On the eve of his idea, the deputy Tamara Pletneva, the chairman of the State Duma committee on family, women and children, had time to publicly approve, who declared the need to "tax" those who deliberately refuse to have offspring.
The childlessness tax was in effect in the USSR from 1941 to 1992. Childless men 20-50 years old (and regardless of their social status) and childless women 20-45 years old (only married) had to transfer 6% of their salary to the state. There were quite a few privileged categories, for example, military personnel and students, who were not subject to this tax.
The topic of the return of this tax in modern Russia is periodically raised in the press and invariably causes a resonance: in 2013, Archpriest Dimitri Smirnov proposed to return the tax on the absence of children and even extend it to small children. In 2017, then-Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev once again denied the alleged plans to introduce a child absence tax.