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Russia taking hump day quite literally... and getting the day off (U.S. workplace stress reduction initiative anyone?).
Officially, Russians are calling the holiday "family contact day," which sure beats Rosh Hashanah (you mean there are cooler things to blow than the shofar?).
Russia needs to raise its birth replacement rate soon, or else batty oligarchs won't have minions to strongarm or masses to repress (every good oligarch needs minions and repressed masses). At Russia's current rate of replacement, the evil geniuses (genius is such a strong word) running the country will have 40 million fewer people to repress by mid-century.
Russian 'sex day' to boost births [BBC]