Tag: Russian population

Will Russian Budget Allow for Restoration of Soviet-Style ‘Hero Mother’ Awards?

December 29, 2014

Staunton, December 29 – A group of Duma deputies wants to restore the “Hero Mother” award with all its accompanying benefits in order to boost the birthrate in Russia and help solve that country’s demographic problems, but the Russian government is worried about the potential cost of doing so and, while not opposed, is seeking […]

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 […]

Russian Population to Fall by Half in 50 Years Even if Recent Fertility Rise Sustained, Moscow Demographer Says

May 29, 2014

Staunton, May 29 – Even if the recent much-ballyhooed rise in Russian fertility rate were to last and that is almost certainly impossible, a Moscow State University demographer says, the population of the country would decline by half over the next 50 years. In fact, it is likely to decline further and faster than that. […]