Hope of the nation: 10 heads of state and politicians with many childrenBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/hope-of-the-nation-10-heads-of-state-and-politicians-with-many-children.html
Donald Trump, Queen Elizabeth II, Alexander Lukashenko — who else among the top officials made a personal contribution to the increase in the birth rate?
Alexander Lukashenko became President of Belarus on July 20, 1994. Together with his wife Galina Rodionovna, to whom the politician has been married since 1975, he raised two sons: Viktor was born in 1975, Dmitry in 1980. Since taking office, Alexander Grigorievich has been living separately with the mother of the older children, without terminating the marriage.
On August 31, 2004, the President of Belarus had a third son, Nikolai, whose mother's name Lukashenka hides.
According to media reports, the new chosen one of President Balarusi was his former personal doctor, Irina Abelskaya. Now the youngest son of Alexander Grigoryevich is 15 years old. Lukashenka took Nikolai with him several times during official visits to other countries. The President of Belarus has seven grandchildren — four from the eldest son Viktor and three from the middle - Dmitry.
The King of the Belgians, Philippe Leopold Louis Marie, ascended to the throne in 2013. He became the first Crown Prince of the country to attend a regular school for home education. Philip holds a master's degree in political science from Stanford University. While still Crown Prince, he married Mathilde d’Udekem d'Acoz. The couple became parents of four children.
Succession in Belgium does not depend on gender, and Philip's eldest daughter, 18-year-old Elizabeth Theresa Maria Elena, is first in line to the throne.
The girl bears the title of Duchess of Brabant and after ascending the throne will become the first Belgian Queen. Her name is assigned to the Belgian Antarctic station "Princess Elizabeth". The King of the Belgians also has a 16-year-old son Gabriel Baudouin Carl Maria, a 14-year-old son Emmanuel Leopold Guillaume Francois Maria and a younger daughter Eleanor Fabiola Victoria Anna Maria, who will turn 12 on April 16.
The son of the first president of Chechnya, Akhmat Kadyrov, took over the republic on April 5, 2007. Ramzan Kadyrov and his wife Medni are raising 12 children — 10 blood and two adopted. The head of the Chechen Republic supports the institution of foster parenting — in 2006, his mother Aimani Kadyrova adopted a 16-year—old teenager at the request of her son, and in 2007 - a 15-year-old boy. Ramzan Kadyrov himself could not adopt these children due to insufficient age difference.
The head of the Chechen Republic has 4 blood sons: 14-year-old Akhmat, 13-year-old Zelimkhan, 12-year-old Adam and three-year-old Abdullah, and 6 daughters: 21-year-old Aishat, 20-year-old Karina, 17-year-old Hedi, 15-year-old Tabarik, 7-year-old Aishura and 5-year-old Eishat.
Ramzan Kadyrov's eldest daughter Aishat has been running the Firdaws Fashion House since 2016, founded in 2009 by her mother Medni Kadyrova, studying in absentia at the Faculty of Economics of the Chechen State University. The daughter of the head of Chechnya has released several collections of Muslim clothing. At the beginning of 2017, Aishat married the son of her father's deceased friend, whom she had known for two weeks before the wedding.
Almazbek Atambayev led Kyrgyzstan from December 2011 to November 2017. The ex-president of the country has six children. In his first marriage with Buazhar Atambayeva, he became the father of sons Seyitbek and Seytek, as well as two twin daughters - Diana and Dinara. In 1988, the politician married a doctor Raisa Minakhmedovna, who received her doctorate in 2016. The couple has two children: daughter Aliya and son Kadyr.
Outside Kyrgyzstan, the youngest daughter of Alzmabek Atambayev is known more than other children. Aliya Shagieva, 23, is an artist who runs a popular blog on Instagram and supports the protection of women's rights in the country. After the dispersal of the rally in Bishkek on March 8, 2020, Aliya wrote: "What happened yesterday is a blatant case of ignorance, lawlessness and disenfranchisement, which once again glorified our country in a bad way."
50-year-old Kersti Kaljulaid has been the head of Estonia since October 10, 2016. Before joining big politics, Kaljulaid graduated from the Faculty of Biology of the University of Tartu, and in 2001 received a master's degree in business administration from the same educational institution. During the 2016 elections, Kirsty won 81 votes out of 101 and became the first woman in the country's history to hold the post of President.
The head of Estonia has four children. In her first marriage with Taavi Talvik, she became the mother of a son Siim and a daughter Silja. In 2011, Kersti Kaljulaid married Georg-Rene Maksimovsky. The couple has two young sons, whose upbringing is handled by their father. It should be noted that the Minister of Education of Estonia, 45-year-old Mailis Reps is also a mother with many children: she has 4 sons and 2 daughters.
The third President of Tajikistan has been in office since November 1994. In December 2015, Emomali Rahmon received the lifetime title of "Leader of the Nation". The head of Tajikistan is married to Azizmo Asadullayeva. Emomali Rahmon has nine adult children aged 45 to 21 years: 7 daughters (Firuza, Ozoda, Tahmina, Parvina, Rukhshona, Zarina and Farzon) and 2 sons (Rustam and Somon). Almost all of the president's children have their own families, and his eldest granddaughters have also married.
The second of the children, 41-year-old Ozoda Rahmon, is among the ten most influential women in Central Asia and the twenty most influential people in Tajikistan. In May 2016, the president's daughter became a senator of the upper house of the country's parliament. Ozoda Rahmon was awarded the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. She is called the most likely candidate for the post of president of Uzbekistan in the future.
Petro Poroshenko headed Ukraine from June 2014 to May 2019. He replaced Viktor Yanukovych, who left office, and lost the second round of presidential elections to Vladimir Zelensky. Petro Poroshenko is known as a successful businessman. Prior to his election and appointment to the post, the entrepreneur led a diversified holding company, which included the ROSHEN confectionery Corporation, shipbuilding, agricultural, automotive and other enterprises, as well as several media outlets.
Petro Poroshenko and his wife Marina became parents of four children. The eldest son of the ex-president of Ukraine was born in 1985. Following his father, Alexey entered politics and became a people's deputy in 2014. Poroshenko's twin daughters, Evgenia and Alexandra, were born in 2000. The youngest son Mikhail was born in 2001 and was named after the elder brother of the ex-president of Ukraine who died in a car accident.
In September 2016, Shavkat Mirziyoyev began acting as President of Uzbekistan after the death of Islam Karimov and was officially appointed to the post in December of the same year. The Head of State and his wife Zeroat Hashimova raised three children. Political scientists note a high level of nepotism in the country (appointments to key positions of relatives of the first person).
The eldest daughter of the head of Uzbekistan, Said Mirziyoyev, has been Deputy Director of the Information and Mass Communications Agency under the Presidential Administration since April 2019. The youngest daughter of Shakhnoza heads the department in the Ministry of Preschool Education, and the only son Miralisher is studying at school — in 2020 he will be 11 years old.
Donald Trump took office on January 20, 2017 and became the 45th President of the United States. The businessman and politician was married three times. In his first marriage with Ivana Zelnichkova , Trump had three children: Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. Marla Maples gave birth to the future president's daughter Tiffany. In January 2005, Melania Knavs became a spouse. The couple's son Barron William, who studies at a private school, turned 14 today.
Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka in March 2017 became her father's assistant as president of the United States - on an unpaid basis. Donald Trump Jr. participated in his father's election campaign. Eric Trump holds the position of executive vice president of Development and Acquisitions at the Trump Organization. The US president has eight grandchildren — five from his eldest son Donald and three from his daughter Ivanka.
Elizabeth II has occupied the throne since February 6, 1952. The 93-year-old queen has set records as the longest-reigning monarch on the planet and the oldest reigning monarch in the world. Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip have four children. In addition to the 71-year-old heir to the throne, Prince Charles of Wales, the Queen became the mother of two more sons - Andrew, Earl of York and Edward, Earl of Wessex.
The only daughter of Elizabeth II, Princess Anna, bears the unique title of "Royal Princess" (Princess Royal). It is assigned to the eldest daughter of the monarch of Great Britain and is not transferred to anyone during her lifetime. Elizabeth II herself, being the eldest daughter in the family, was never a royal princess. During her youth, the previous holder of the title Princess Maria, the aunt of the current queen, was alive.
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