Procedure for Application of the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of July 8, 1944, to Children whose Parents did not Enter into Registered Marriage. March 14, 1945
Original Source: Vedomosti, No. 15 (15 March 1945).
In furtherance of Articles 19 and 20 of the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of July 8, 1944, “On Increasing State aid to Expectant Mothers, Mothers of Large Families and Unmarried Mothers; on the Protection of Motherhood and Childhood; on Institution of the Honorary Title of Mother-Heroine, the order of Glory of Motherhood and the Motherhood Medal,” the Supreme Soviet of the USSR resolves:
To establish that the claims of mothers regarding the collection of alimony for the maintenance of a child born before the issuance of the decree of July 8, 1944, from the person with whom the mother did not enter into a registered marriage, provided that the respondent is entered as the father of the child in the books of the Bureau of Vital Statistics are subject to examination by judicial organs.
Children born before the issuance of the decree of July 8th, 1944, of parents who had not entered into a registered marriage, have – in the case of death of the father (entered in the books of the Bureau of Vital Statistics) – the right to inherit, as well as the right to receive a pension and State subsidies established for families of servicemen, in equal measure with children born of registered marriages.
In cases when the mother enters into a registered marriage with the person with whom she formerly had a child, and who considers himself the father of the child, the child acquires the same rights as the children born of the registered marriage. The child is given the patronymic derived from the name of the father and, by mutual consent of the parents, the surname of the father.
President of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR – M. Kalinin
Secretary of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR – A. Gorkin
Source: The American Review on the Soviet Union. Vol. VII, No. 2 (February 1946), p. 66.