Tag: children

Ukraine Liveblog Day 262: Russia Orders Investigation Into Donetsk School Shelling

November 6, 2014

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Demographic Projections Show Russian Worker to Support More Children and/or Retirees

June 19, 2014

Staunton, June 18 – Depending on the assumptions made, projections of Russia’s population growth over the next two generations range from a small amount of growth to a significant decline. But they all agree that working-age Russians will form a smaller percentage of the population than they do now and thus have to support more […]

Is Pavlik Morozov Making a Comeback in Putin’s Russia?

May 17, 2014

Staunton, May 17 – One of the most heinous and socially destructive aspects of Soviet policy was the Communist Party’s continuing efforts to encourage children to report on or even denounce their parents. That program may have helped the regime to stay in power but only at the cost of distrust and atomization of society. […]