Tag: Russian demographics

Putin Views Russia Itself Only as a Means to Create a New World Order, Illarionov Says

December 25, 2015

Staunton, December 25 — Vladimir Putin views Russia not as an end in itself but rather as a means to create a new world order, a view that means he is quite prepared to sacrifice the well-being of Russians in the pursuit of his vision of a new Yalta, according to Moscow commentator Andrey Illarionov. […]

A Baker’s Dozen of Neglected Russian Stories – No. 16

Staunton, December 25 – The flood of news stories from a country as large, diverse and strange as the Russian Federation often appears to be is far too large for anyone to keep up with. But there needs to be a way to mark those which can’t be discussed in detail but which are too […]

A Defining Factor of Protest in Russia — Average Age There Twice That in Arab Spring Countries

December 23, 2015

Staunton, December 22 – “For mass repressions [in Russia], there are neither mechanisms, not resources, nor desire,” Yekaterina Schulmann says; but there may not need to be, according to Aleksandr Baunov, because “the average age of the population is about 40,” while “in all the countries of the ‘Arab Spring’ it is about 20.” “In […]

Thanks to Moscow’s Actions, ‘Russia Could Become an Islamic State in 10 to 15 Years,’ Russian Philologist Says

June 6, 2015

Staunton, June 4 – Many analysts have looked at demographic trends and concluded that sometime toward the middle this century, Muslims will outnumber Russians on the territory of what is today the Russian Federation and thus be in a position to shift that country in the direction of an Islamic state. But now a Russian […]

Muscovites Live on Average Six Years Longer than Russians Elsewhere

October 2, 2014

Staunton, October 1 – That Moscow is different from the rest of Russia is such a commonplace that many Russians and people in the West fail to recognize just how much, but new data provide a measure that highlights the difference: Muscovites, figures show, live on average six years longer than do residents of other […]