AP: Russia’s President has a solution to the country’s declining birth rate: the sweet soul stylings of Boyz II Men.
The ’90s R&B band is set to perform in Moscow on Feb. 6 and will “hopefully give Russian men some inspiration ahead of St. Valentine’s Day,” the Moscow Times wrote.
Vladimir Putin, known for being “the Russian guy who does things,” has been trying to increase Russia’s birth rate as the country’s population has fallen about 4% over the past 20 years, according to the Financial Times.
So from what I can gather from this article, Russia's birthrate has been on the decline for like the last 20 years and it's becoming a Children of Men situation over there. Again, sort of sounds far fetched for a country where you can drink vodka from a water fountain to have a problem with pregnancies but I'm not here to argue with the internet. Bottom line is this is a power move and a half by Putin. Oh our population is declining? We need to crank out more Bond villains? Boom, Boyz II Men concert. Done and done. I mean Boyz II Men was a flat out aphrodisiac in the 90's. Kind of shocking we didn't progenate a second baby boomer generation from 1994-1999. And there is just no way this doesn't work. Boyz II Men was so hot that even I almost slow danced with a girl at a middle school dance when End of the Road hit. So I hope Obama is putting a plan in place now to combat a Russian army in 18 years that will rival the biggest and baddest the world has ever seen.
PS: I don't know who follows the goings on with Putin on the internet but the guy is a flat out beast. If he's not hunting and killing elk with his bare hands he's sniping bear in the Russian woods, if he's not sniping bear he's honing his karate skills for the Cobra Kai. The Russian gyy who does things indeed. Putin so hot right now. Putin.