Seriously, Russia thinks it's a good idea to give out prizes for having babies? Cars and refrigerators are your solution to population optimization? Go back to Baba Mat for more advice, you morons.
There's a nice bit on voluntary population control over at Pandagon.
A Swiftian v.p.c. strategy is discovered by the intrepid folks at Ectoplasmosis. A child-burger and chips for around 3 bucks! Can't beat that.