Tag: alcoholism

Russians Responding to End of Empire as to Any Other Loss, Moscow Psychologist Says

July 9, 2014

Staunton, July 9 – As they have struggled with the end of empire, Russians have been going through the stages of a process familiar to anyone who has lost something: denial, anger, and grudging acceptance of what has happened and what the nature of the new reality is, according to Moscow psychologist Lyudmila Petranovskaya. In […]

High Mortality Rates Killing Off Russia, Aganbegyan Says

Staunton, July 8 – Unless Moscow addresses and overcomes “super-high mortality rates” among young people and working-age Russians, the country will face population decline even if the Russian government is able to boost fertility rates, according to Abel Aganbegyan, a member of the Academy of Sciences and a Kremlin advisor. Indeed, the noted economist says, […]

Mortality Among Working-Age Russians Now 50 Percent Higher than in 1960

June 24, 2014

Staunton, June 24 -While average life expectancies among Russians have rebounded in recent years, largely because of improved infant and child morality figures, death rates among working-age Russians have risen and now are 50 percent greater than they were a half century ago, according to Moscow report today. In an article in Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Ada […]

Deeper Social Trends, Not State Policies, Affecting Fertility Rates in the Russian Federation, Demographer Says

April 30, 2014

Staunton, April 30 – Even the slightest uptick in birthrate figures in the Russian Federation is celebrated by Moscow as evidence of the efficacy of Russian government actions, but in fact a new study shows the impact of government policy on this most personal of choice is much less than many assume. Not only do […]