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A family of Jehovah's Witnesses received the order from the hands of the head of state


On May 31, 2017, at a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, the President of the country presented Valeriy and Tatyana Novik, Jehovah's Witnesses from Karelia, with the Order of Parental Glory. The award ceremony was also attended by six of Novikov's eight children.

The order is awarded to parents with many children who set an example in strengthening the institution of the family and raising children, form a socially responsible family, lead a healthy lifestyle, ensure the full and harmonious development of the personality of children, a high level of care for their health, education, physical, spiritual and moral development.

In response, speaking about the spiritual and moral development of children, Valery Novik quoted a text from the Bible, which serves as a guide for him as a parent: "Guide the boy to the right path; he will not shy away from it, even when he is old" (Proverbs 22:6).