“World’s Greatest Dad” contest in Russia brings attention to involved fatherhood

Children perform on stage for Russia's "World's Greatest Father" competition.Cheboksary, the capital of the Autonomous Republic of Chuvashia in Russia, held a “World’s Greatest Dad” contest for dads and families on February 19. The main purpose of the event was to showcase the importance of involved fatherhood for family wellbeing and children’s education. Throughout the event, the participants took care to highlight dads’ responsibility to take on an equal share of housework and care work. The winner of the competition was Vladimir Arseev, who was awarded the nomination for “World’s Greatest Dad.” As he accepted the award, he said, “The main thing is that my son was proud that I won.”

​Read more about the contest here.