Presenting the Order of Parental Glory
On the eve of International Children’s Day, Vladimir Putin presented the Order of Parental Glory to parents of large families. The recipients included families from Astrakhan and Yaroslavl regions, the republics of Karelia, Buryatia, North Ossetia-Alania, Perm and Primorye territories, and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra.
The Order of Parental Glory was established by a Presidential Executive Order signed in May 2008 and is awarded to parents (or adoptive parents) raising 7 or more children and ensuring due care for their health, education, and physical, spiritual and moral development.
*read full text of Putin's speech at link and view photos of ceremony
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The following is a report from the Press Service of the Head Office of the Republic of Karelia and it describes the Order of Parental Glory being given to a family from Karelia - the Novik family. Valery and Tatiana Novik.
Today in the Kremlin Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded the Order of "Parental Glory" citizens of Karelia Valery and Tatiana Novik. In their family is brought up eight children of different ages.
On the eve of International Children's Day, President Vladimir Putin has awarded the family of Karelia
Order "Parental Glory" from the hands of the President received in the Kremlin family of Astrakhan and Yaroslavl regions, Karelia, Buryatia, North Ossetia-Alania, the Perm and the Primorsky Territory, the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra. regional leaders were invited to the awards ceremony, including the Acting Head of Karelia Arthur Parfenchikov.
- In this room a lot of really happy people. Day after day with their children you again learns the world, share with them a sense of pride in their success, see how thanks to your efforts reveal their best qualities, talents, and I am sure, are doing everything that they grew honest, decent people, decent citizens of our country.Of course, a large, large family - it's not just luck. First of all, it is a big job and, of course, is a huge responsibility. This work without breaks and weekends. Children, their needs, concerns, and their good - for you are always in first place, - said Vladimir Putin.
Novik's family - eight children. Elder sons Yuri and Boris have received vocational training and work away from home. In Petrozavodsk school № 35 study Matthew, Konstantin and Nadezhda Novik. In addition to schooling, they are successfully engaged in athletics. Nazar kindergartners and Vsevolod already showing themselves in sports and little Agatha while sitting still at home with her mother.
All his spare time, Valery and Tatiana Novik spend with their children: with clean area near the house at a volunteer, many working at their summer cottage. Valery helps kindergarten, which is visited by his children, walks with his sons on a fishing trip, the master with their bird feeders. Tatiana teaches kids to cook and often bake cakes together with them.
Family Novik is a worthy example for the others in the education of children and strengthening the family traditions.
Order "Parental Glory" is awarded to citizens of Russia, have at least seven children. This takes into account the lifestyle and social responsibility of the parents, their concern about physical health, education, spiritual and moral development of children.
*Note the date that the Novik family received their award. May 31, 2017
At the bottom of the above article, at the link posted, there is a video of the ceremony and at 6:40, you can watch Putin pin the Order of Parental Glory on the chests of the Novik parents. One for the father and one for the mother.
The above reports don't mention it, but the Novik family are Jehovah's Witnesses.
From the jw-russia website:
The family of Jehovah's Witnesses took the order from the hands of the head of state
May 31, 2017 in Moscow, at a meeting in the Kremlin, the president handed Valery and Tatiana Novik, Jehovah's Witnesses from Karelia, the Order of "Parental Glory". At the awarding ceremony was also attended by all six children Novikov.
The Order is awarded to parents of large families, who are setting an example to strengthen the institution of the family and the upbringing of children, form a socially responsible family and lead a healthy lifestyle, provide a full and harmonious development of personality of children, a high level of care for their health, education, physical, spiritual and moral development.
In reply, referring to the spiritual and moral development of children, Valery Novik quoted text from the Bible, which serves as a reference for it, both for the parents: "Train up a boy on the right path; he will not depart from it, even when you are old "(Proverbs 22: 6).