The meaning of the family in Russia is not limited to the husband, wife and children.
Marriages were arranged and were a matter of practicality with the emphasis not being on romance.
However, that is not a requirement and each family finds their own ways to address their in-laws.
The birth of children means that one of the spouses will be forced to temporarily leave work.
Such views on life preserved in Russia until the end of the twentieth century when marriages at the age of 18-20 were still common.
Nowadays the majority of young men and women in Russia prefer not to rush to marriage and such trend has gained popularity: prior to marriage, the future spouses strive to receive good education, find a decent job and achieve the first successes in their careers.