Because it's the patriotic thing to do. Remember the mammoths, say the clean-cut organisers at the youth camp's mass wedding. "They became extinct because they did not have enough sex. That must not happen to Russia."
Obediently, couples move to a special section of dormitory tents arranged in a heart-shape and called the Love Oasis, where they can start procreating for the motherland.
With its relentlessly upbeat tone, bizzare ideas and tight control, it sounds like a wierd indoctrination session for a phony religious cult.
But the organisation-known as "Nashi," meaning "Ours"-is youth movement run by Vladimir Putin's Kremlin that has become a central part of Russian political life. He's not only their Uncle-he's their pimp!