Tag: birth rate

Putin Shifts Focus from Boosting Birthrates to Cutting Mortality Figures

December 5, 2014

Staunton, December 5 – In his message to the Federal Assembly yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin combined bombast, historical ignorance and dishonesty on a wide range of issues. But he did make a number of comments which point to possible shifts in Moscow’s policies in the future. Perhaps none of these could prove as important […]

Muscovite Couples Increasingly Childless by Choice, Study Finds

September 5, 2014

Staunton, September 5 – Moscow and the Russia outside the ring road are divided in many ways, including some of the most fundamental. Today, most Muscovite couples without children have chosen that status, while most Russians living elsewhere do not have children because, for one reason or another, they can’t, according to a new study. […]

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 […]