In the Kremlin the first meeting of the presidential Council for the implementation of the state policy in the sphere of protection of family and children. The meeting was headed by the speaker of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko. The Central theme of the meeting was preparing a Federal law on families with many children.
Archpriest Alexander Tkachenko addressed the gathering and reminded that the initiative of development of the law came from the Patriarch, who during the Christmas meeting at the beginning of this year, asked to pay attention to the problems of large families.
Tkachenko thanked the Chairman of the Board and of the speaker of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, for facilitating the starting procedure of the bill and urged Council members to take an active part in parliamentary debates: “the Law will be one of the most important instruments of Federal regulation of the legal status of large families. Please carefully treat this legislative initiative.”
At the Council meeting was scheduled to develop practical measures to implement state social policy.