This is a story of most famous Russian teenage mothers who gave birth to kids way earlier than society expected them to do so. Grandmother at 29 years old, mother at twelve years old etc etc. Would you be able to guess the youngest ever Russian mother’s age before reading the article?.
1. Valentina Isaeva from Kapotnya, Russia, was probably the youngest girl documented in modern Russia to give a birth to a child. Ten years ago her child was born when she was just 11-years old.
She got pregnant from a 17 year old migrant from Tajikistan. They got married and had a big wedding in Moscow downtown. He bragged he had “influential friends in FSB” who helped him to organize the wedding.
And they didn’t stop on this. Three years later, when Valentina was 14 she gave a birth to another kid, a boy they called Amir. For that time they already lived together in apartment their babushka gave them. Valentina was already working in the shop, and Habib, her Tajikistani husband was working at a warehouse.
A few years later the press lost interest to their life, however Valentina appeared on the pages of tabloids again with a new story. She told newspapers that she ran away from her home and husband because he was constantly beating and was jealous about her. She moved out and wanted to start its over. For that time she was already 21 year old and had a 10 year old and 6 year old kids.
2. Lyuba from Saratov region became a mother at fourteen, in year 2013. She was a good middle school student and then suddenly everybody learned she is pregnant. She gave a birth to a boy.
To everyone surprise her father was her teacher. A 24-year old man was not planning to have a kid from his student though and was refusing his affiliation to this. They made a DNA test but he still was refusing to accept that he is a father. So mother of the girl went to court and court decided that he was a father indeed.
Six month after giving a birth Lyuba continued going to school and her lover went to jail for four years. Baby went to Lyubas babushka and she was taking care of him.
3. Veronica Ivanova from Yakutia, Russia gave a birth at 12 years old.
She became a mother in 2009, when she was just twelve. She managed to hide her pregnancy from everyone till the day of birth itself.
“She was a chubby kid, so we didn’t mind she is a bit fatter than usual”, said the school principal to journalists.
Just a few hours before giving a birth, she alarmed her parents, told them her belly aches and please call the ambulance. When ambulance arrived they said she is about to give a birth.
Later afterwards the father was discovered. It was a 19 year old, previously convicted for drugs guy called Valery.
“All girls were jealous I am having such a grown up boyfriend”, remembers Veronica. However they never married, as he got sentenced to eight years jail time for having an affair with a minor.
4. Alexandra Gladkovskaia, Vladimir region, Russia gave birth at 15 years old.
Contrary to all previous cases, this time her parents weren’t supportive and insisted to make an abortion. Her mother said “I am gonna pay anything it takes, but she will get abortion”.
However Alexandra refused and gave a birth to a little boy. And right afterwards she became a mother, her own mother started insisting on getting a court order and transfer kids custody to herself. She wanted to keep the baby now but not as a grandkid but rather as her own kid.
They court battle is still not finnished, and meanwhile mother has evicted her daughter.
Also, Alexandra never told who is the father. She decided to protect his identity, probably so that he didn’t go to jail.
5. And this lady, Natalya Kniazkova, is rather old compared to other young ladies we mentioned earlier. She is 29 year old. But she has still set a record, now she is not the youngest mom, but the youngest Russian grandmother.
She became a youngest grandmother ever in Russia after her 14 year old daughter, gave a birth to a child. Natalya, in turn, also gave a birth at just when she was 15 years old, so it all summed up making her youngest grandmother at just 29 years old.
And on the background is her husband, who is 34 now and is grandfather already.
Probably those not the only cases in Russia, but these are most famous ones.