Nearly a third of the Russian population is under 25, and many support President Vladimir Putin.
Tag: Russian demographics
Russia’s Demographic Decline Set to Resume with a Vengeance 2016-02-03 22:59:59 Staunton, VA, February 3, 2016 — Russia has had seven straight years of population growth, but the situation now suggests that the country is about to resume the demographic decline that had characterized the situation after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, according to an […]
Staunton, December 25 — Vladimir Putin views Russia not as an end in itself but rather as a means to create a new world order, a view that means he is quite prepared to sacrifice the well-being of Russians in the pursuit of his vision of a new Yalta, according to Moscow commentator Andrey Illarionov. […]
Staunton, December 25 – The flood of news stories from a country as large, diverse and strange as the Russian Federation often appears to be is far too large for anyone to keep up with. But there needs to be a way to mark those which can’t be discussed in detail but which are too […]
Staunton, December 22 – “For mass repressions [in Russia], there are neither mechanisms, not resources, nor desire,” Yekaterina Schulmann says; but there may not need to be, according to Aleksandr Baunov, because “the average age of the population is about 40,” while “in all the countries of the ‘Arab Spring’ it is about 20.” “In […]
Staunton, June 4 – Many analysts have looked at demographic trends and concluded that sometime toward the middle this century, Muslims will outnumber Russians on the territory of what is today the Russian Federation and thus be in a position to shift that country in the direction of an Islamic state. But now a Russian […]
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 […]