Tag: pensioners

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 […]

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 […]

In Pursuit of Stability, Putin is Turning Against Private Sector, Gontmakher Says

May 1, 2014

Staunton, May 1 – Vladimir Putin is taking care of his basic electorate, pensioners and government employees, at the expense of the private sector, Yevgeny Gontmakher says. And because Moscow increasingly lacks the funds to do so, the Kremlin leader will take ever more money from business, a shift popular in the near term but […]