Cultural Policy

Yumasheva I.

Cultural Theory

Gorlova I.
Zorin A.

Cultural History

Koksheneva K.

Parkhomenko T.

Okorokov A.

Applied Cultural Research

Gorelova Yu.
Khilko N


Lysenko Ju.

DOI 10.34685/HI.2021.57.89.021
Yumasheva I.
Family values as an instrument of Russia's foreign policy
Abstract. The article reveals the problem of protecting traditional family values in the modern world. Family and family values are the foundation on which society is built. Meanwhile, starting from the second half of the twentieth century, tendencies aimed at the destruction of the traditional family have been deliberately spread in some Western countries. Even before the end of the Second World War, a new war began - a demographic one. Under the influence of the thesis about the overpopulation of the Earth, methods of reducing the birth rate developed by demographers began to be introduced. In 1994, the UN International Conference on Population and Development was held, where measures taken over the past 20 years to solve «demographic problems» were assessed. Among them were the issues of «sex education», abortion, sterilization and «gender equality». The policy of reducing the birth rate considered in the article, active propaganda of childlessness and non-traditional forms of relations contradicts the strategic interests of the Russian Federation, whose population is already rapidly declining. Author believes that Russia must resist the indicated tendencies, defending the traditional family and introducing measures to support it at the legislative level. The article proposes a number of decisions that must be made on the external and internal contour of public policy in order to protect traditional family values. By implementing of this program, Russia has a good chance to become the leader of the pro-family movement in the world.

Key words: values, sovereignty, depopulation, birth rate, foreign policy, family.

Yumasheva Inga Albertovna,
Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Member of the Committee on Family, Women and Children (Moscow),
Member of the Russian International Affairs Council and Member of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy. Board member of the International Public Organization «Orthodox Women’s Union»


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