MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
This is the highest degree of social recognition of families that develop and strengthen family traditions and moral values. Full large families and foster families raising five or more children and living in Khabarovsk for at least 15 years can become laureates of the badge of honor.
Viktor Dimitryuk, the head of a large family with six children, is an inspector of the regime and supervision department of the Khabarovsk Detention Center No. 1. His wife Irina looks after the children and the household of a private house. The eldest son Nikita is nineteen, he is a student at the Institute of Civil Aviation in Moscow, and the youngest Alexander is only four years old.
The couple met during their student days – at the same time they entered different faculties of the pedagogical institute in Khabarovsk.
– My husband has been serving in the Federal Penitentiary Service since 2005. I worked as a teacher for two years, then went on maternity leave. Since then I have been working as a mother. We never dreamed of a large family. All children are welcome, they are glad that we have so many of them: no more, no less – as much as the Lord gave, – says Irina.
The Dimitryuk family is fond of sports, especially skiing, and participates in city and regional competitions.
They don’t complain about difficulties. Irina notes that her husband’s colleagues, the leadership of the institution in which he serves, always go to meet them, get into the situation and are sympathetic to unplanned family circumstances.
Now is the “hottest” time for Victor and Irina: it is necessary to prepare gifts for the children and decorate the Christmas tree with the whole family for the winter holidays.
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