In the Public chamber proposed to combine father’s Day with a Day of sobriety

© Fotolia / KostiaОтец and son. Archival photoIn the Public chamber proposed to combine father’s Day with a Day of sobriety© Fotolia / Kostia

Member of the Commission of Public chamber (OP) of the Russian Federation for the support of family, motherhood and childhood, Sergey Rybalchenko made a proposal not just to establish in Russia the Day of the father, and to combine it with a Day of sobriety «taking into account the Russian realities», the press-service of public chamber on Tuesday.

Earlier in mass media appeared information that in the near future in Russia may receive a father’s Day, the initiative supposedly to discuss the administration of the President of the Russian Federation.

«Considering our Russian realities propose to combine father’s Day with a Day of sobriety, who also have long wanted to establish. According to statistics, 24% of all deaths in Russia have at able-bodied age, of them 78-79% are men. And mortality of the male population is largely associated with alcoholism. It is important that father’s Day kids saw dad at home,» said Rybalchenko, quoted in a press-service of public chamber.

He added that such a proposal will be made to the report on execution of instructions of the President of the Russian Federation related to protecting children’s rights and the preservation of traditional family values, according to the results of his meeting with the members OP the new composition.

According to Rybalchenko, since 1914, in Russia it is accepted, the annual celebration of the all-Russian day of sobriety-11 September, new style. The date was chosen not by chance — the day Orthodox Christians mark the day of the beheading of the Holy prophet John the forerunner, during which you should observe strict fast. In Russia in those days were closed all the wine shops and stopped the sale of alcoholic beverages.

«It is important that father’s Day became another day, which is celebrated with alcohol. It is important that on this day the father saw the family, and human losses that we today are not increased,» — said Rybalchenko.In the Public chamber proposed to combine father’s Day with a Day of sobrietyRanking of sobriety Russian regions

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