In Bratsk set the record for the first time the birth rate in 16 years! In 1997, came to light only about 1,400 kids, then in 2012 — more than 2,000. By the way, 40 of them — twins. Employees of the registrar in its own way interpret this increase.
Elena Kuznetsova, Senior Expert, Department of Bratsk registry office for the Central District: — I think because were paid maternity capital, somehow became a little support motherhood, childhood, began to fund some programs, so mom does not have to be afraid to give birth .
The most popular male names are Artyom, Cyril and Alexander, women's — Victoria, Daria and Maria. Also, experts say — for the 2012 birth rate exceeded the death rate by 4.5%. According to them, though, and a small figure, positive statistics is growing every year.