Tag: demographics

Russian Government’s Ignorance About Its Own Population Having Tragic Consequences

September 17, 2014

Staunton, September 17 – If an ordinary Russian doesn’t know the exact population of Moscow, that is a shortcoming, but not a tragedy. However, if the Russian government “doesn’t know how many people live in a small village,” that is a tragedy because as a result, “doctors, teachers, policemen and then, the entire population itself […]

Nearly a Third of All Pregnancies in Russia Still Ended by Abortions

August 25, 2014

Staunton, August 23 – Despite a dramatic decline in the number of abortions in the Russian Federation since 1991 and claims that it has overcome “the culture of abortion” as the primary means of birth control, nearly one third – some 29.3 percent – of Russian pregnancies still are being aborted. In the new issue […]

Russians Split Between Those Who Watch TV and Those Who Use Internet

August 11, 2014

Staunton, August 10 – Seventy-one percent of Russians watch television almost every day, 43 percent regularly use the Internet, 26 percent read newspapers and journals, and 20 percent listen to radio regularly, while TV use is nearly constant, Internet use is growing rapidly, and radio and print media use are falling, according to a new […]

High Mortality Rates Killing Off Russia, Aganbegyan Says

July 9, 2014

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, […]

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 […]