On March 6, the government of the Novosibirsk Region awarded mothers with many children with medals "For Maternal Valor" and a prize of 50 thousand rubles - most of the awarded women bring up five children and live in city districts.
16 mothers with many children, most of whom bring up five or more children, received awards from the hands of the interim governor of the region Andrei Travnikov and the chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the region Andrei Shimkiv.
Seven mothers with many children out of 16 awarded live in Novosibirsk. Most of all children are raised by Anna Askerova from the Chulym region - she has 10 children.
“We didn't dream of seven children, they just came into my life gradually, and we get used to it. I can’t imagine who dreams of seven children in advance, it’s necessary to calculate both health and strength,”says Zinaida Iost, who is raising seven children.
Zinaida Iost was born and raised in Novosibirsk, now she lives with her family in "Chistaya Sloboda". “Recently our car broke down, it’s very bad without it. Our school has not yet been built, and we are taking our children to Gymnasium 2 in the Leninsky District. It is very difficult to take everyone to the sections - the boys play football, and three small children do not go anywhere yet,”Zinaida Iost admitted.
Another Siberian woman awarded today is Tatyana Rabtseva. She lives in Berdsk and has five children, four of them go to the Seraphim Sarovsky Orthodox Gymnasium. Tatyana has an economic education, she works in the same company with her husband, but she devotes most of her time to her family. The mother of many children decided to become a children's writer and poet, published fairy tales in the general collections of children's magazines "Koster", "Shishkin Les" and others, until recently she posted poetry on the site "Poems.ru".
“Thanks to my children, I started writing. Inspiration appeared after the birth of the fifth child, when he grew up - there was more free time. I wrote down some funny expressions, funny deeds after the children. Now I have written three fairy tales, the rest of my work is poetry, stories, admitted Tatiana Rabtseva.
The medal "For maternal valor" and a prize of 50 thousand rubles are awarded annually to mothers with many children who have at least five children. Since 2008, more than 900 mothers in the Novosibirsk region have received medals. At the end of last year, when the seventh child was born to Zinaida Yost's family, Acting Governor Andrei Travnikov presented her with a book on childcare.