Friday, 27. March 2015
06. 06. 14. - 15:00
Mothers in Russia took part in a humiliating competition involving making their baby crawl in races to win laptop computers.
The mums in Krasnoyarsk Krai, a city in central Russia, were among thousands who offered up their children in such races which are reportedly increasingly taking place across the country.
Some 400 gathered with their loved ones to make them crawl for all they were worth along an improvised racetrack in a bid to win the coveted computers.
"I have wanted a laptop for ages and I hoped that my girl Olga, ten months, will win the crawl," said Ludmilla Koskakova, 22.
Pushy parents promised their youngsters sweets, treats and even to buy them a pet by showing pics of dogs, cats and fish to get them to the finish line.
Local parenting groups objected to the spectacle. Alexei Sogovitch said: "Children, like animals, are not put on earth for our amusement. If they want to compete in crawling races, it should be done when they are adult and can make those choices for themselves. This is nothing but degrading to them and their parents. They should be ashamed of themselves."
The parents of the competitors whooped, cheered, cajoled and screamed at their offspring to race to the ten metre finish line as quickly as their limbs could propel them. Some parents were even seen pushing their children along, and got disqualified when spotted.
Every toddler got some kind of reward - and some of them had even cute titles like "The Philosopher Kid who doesn't rush anywhere".
The 1st place was snapped by Luda Selikin, nine months, who managed to crawl 10 metres in 28 seconds.
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