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Current topic: Moscow and Muscovites

  • In all categories of respondents a good mood prevails

  • Social status, income and property

  • Residents and guests of the neighborhood

  • Are there many long-time residents, and who lives in the neighboring district?

  • Material and spiritual consumption

  • The district through the eyes of residents and guests

  • Is it far to the center?

  • Conclusions

  • Links to related topics

  • Topics of previous issues


Russian demographic barometer

Demographic results of the first half of 2014 (Part II)

  • In the first half of 2014 the number of deaths and the total mortality rate continued to decline

  • In January-July 2014 mortality from diseases of the circulatory system continued to decline, but from respiratory and digestive diseases increased

  • Mortality from external causes in January-July 2014 remained at the same level as the year before

  • Among those who died in 2013 of certain infectious and parasitic diseases 49% were under the age of 40; among those dying from external causes, 48%

  • Infant mortality in the first half of 2014 came to 7.5 ‰, a decrease of 9.6% compared to the same period in 2013

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • Small towns of Russia: similar historical destinies and different paths of development

  • From inhabitants to citizens: residents of informal settlements in the urban space of Bishkek

  • Chinese food service in Irkutsk: its presence in the city’s public space

  • Recreation practices and educational aspirations: the relationship  to individual’s

  • migration history and family resources

Take care of women!

  • 85 million accidental pregnancies

  • Planning pregnancies in Russia

In the vastness of Russia

  • Russians don’t want to get beyond the “consumption of the poor” mentality

  • Ulyukaev proposes to leave the pension system alone

  • Russian Pension Fund waiting for a decision to phase out payments to working pensioners

  • Average retirement pension in 2015 will be 12.4 thousand rubles

  • Putin gives order to develop strategy to support the elderly in Russia

  • Financing social policy remains a priority of the Russian Federation

  • Are rising food prices linked to the global trend?

  • Early marriage eradicated in Chechnya, say clergy

  • Russian government approves bill to increase labor mobility

  • State Duma adopts amendments to the regulation of labor relations in Crimea

  • Around 15 thousand residents of Ukraine have applied for Russian citizenship in Crimea

  • In Crimea, issuance of passports for traveling abroad may be restricted

  • FMS advocates introduction of a patent for migrants working for legal entities

  • FMS will be able to prohibit certain private employers from hiring foreigners

  • Moscow employers not allowed to employ more than 1.5 million migrants

  • In Moscow, the migration situation has quieted down

  • FMS puts number of illegal migrants in Russia at 4.3 million

  • More than three million migrants will be tested in Russia in 2015

  • The exam level for migrants should depend on their purpose in coming

  • More than 110 thousand Ukrainians have received temporary asylum or refugee status in Russia

  • Medvedev signs decree regulating living arrangements for Ukrainian immigrants in Russia

  • Over two-week period the number of refugees in the Rostov region fell by more than 5,000 people

  • Russian universities introducing ban on religious clothing of students

  • Russian health care system enters Bloomberg rating for first time and ranks last

  • Over 60% of Russians believe that health care could be better

  • Will Russians not suffer from restrictions on state procurement of foreign drugs?

  • Russian vaccine against Ebola undergoing systematic testing

  • Medical foods asked to be excluded from sanctions list

  • Passports may include consent to organ donation

Eurasian panorama

  • The number of victims of the conflict in Ukraine has exceeded 3.5 thousand people

  • In Armenia more children being born

  • The number of divorces in Kazakhstan has increased by 2%

  • Per capita income in Belarus is $420 a month

  • Government of Belarus approves new minimum subsistence level  

  • In 2015 the average pension in Kirgizia could grow to $86

  • Nazarbayev denounces Kazakhs who leave their parents in nursing homes

  • In Kazakhstan children will be allowed to enter first grade starting strictly from age 6

  • In Ukraine, about 1 million officials fall under the law on lustration

  • Internal migration in Kazakhstan has increased by 30%

  • Every year about 35 thousand graduates of Kazakh schools become unemployed

  • Ukraine counting on visa-free regime with the EU by the spring of 2015

  • Moldovan President urges minorities to show loyalty to “European integration”

  • Israel lifts visa requirement for citizens of Moldova

  • Investors ask to simplify the issuance of work permits for foreigners in Kirgizia

  • Over six months Belarusians received more than $0.5 billion in foreign remittances

  • The number of internally displaced persons from the east of Ukraine has reached 240 thousand

  • Could 5 million refugees from Ukraine enter Russia?

  • As a result of truce in Donetsk refugees have begun returning from Russia

  • Around 40 thousand residents have returned to Donbass from the rest of Ukraine

  • Over 19 thousand citizens of Moldova have been expelled from Russia since the beginning of the year

  • Kazakhstan is ranked 10th in the world in the number of suicides

  • In Kazakhstan, a proposal to ban methadone

World news

  • Denmark drops out of first place in the ranking of world’s happiest countries

  • Is the UN’s concept of “sustainable development” liquidating the family?

  • By the end of 2015 the number of hungry people in the world could be cut in half

  • France allows the seizure of passports of potential terrorists

  • In recent years hundreds of foreigners have lost their residence permits in Latvia

  • Latvia’s Saeima again refuses to impose ban on residence permits for Russians

  • Obama postpones immigration reform

  • Turkey has started to accept refugees from the Islamic State war zone

  • 130 thousand Syrians Kurds have fled to Turkey due to attack of the Islamists

  • More than 70 thousand Kurds crossed Turkish border in a single day

  • Russian schools in Latvia will be asked to teach 80% of subjects in Latvian

  • Turkey allows the wearing of the Muslim headscarf in secondary schools

  • In Latvia, campaign launched against suicide

  • WHO predicts doubling of the number of patients with dementia in the world every 20 years

  • The number of victims of the Ebola virus outbreak has exceeded 2.6 thousand people

  • The number of people infected with the Ebola virus could reach 550 thousand

  • WHO opposes isolation of countries where outbreaks of Ebola virus are reported

  • Fighting the Ebola virus will require $1 billion

  • The number of dengue fever cases in Japan has reached 141 people

  • Tens of thousands of Spaniards took to the streets to demand abortion ban

  • In Estonia, parental consent will no longer be required for underage daughter’s abortion

  • Children who died in Syria were given lethal dose of anesthesia instead of measles vaccine

  • French courts recognizes maternal rights of lesbian couples


The newspapers write about….

  • “Gazeta.ru” on Muscovites and migrants

  • “Gazeta.ru” on world population forecasts

  • “Radio Bulgaria” on Bulgaria’s demographic problems

  • “Vedomosti” on the dangers of fast-tracking Russian citizenship

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on problems of migration legislation

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on a lackluster turnout for Russian exam for migrants

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on sick-leave for migrants

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on migration from Ukraine as seen through the eyes of Romodanovskiy

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on the problems of refugees from Ukraine

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on repatriation to Israel

  • “Respublica” on Chinese migration in Central Asia

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on the worker resettlement program

  • “Kommersant” on the maternity capital and mortgages

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on banning the adoption of children by people infected with HIV

  • “Kommersant” on the rating of healthcare systems

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on problems of optimizing Russian health care

  • “Kazakhstanskaya Pravda” on lowering mortality from cardiovascular disease in Kazakhstan

  • “New Yorker” on the Ebola virus epidemic

  • “Kommersant” on cost optimization in the social sphere

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on the budget imbalance and retirement age

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on lowering the retirement age for those with children

  • “Vedomosti” on pensions and their fixed part

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on the lack of skilled workers

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on unemployment in Russia

  • “SwissInfo” on the advantages of part-time employment

  • “Vedomosti” on youth unemployment

  • “Kommersant” on the lack of young people on Russia’s labor market

  • “Kommersant” on reducing poverty in the USA

  • “Belorusskie Novosti” on the subsistence minimum in Belarus

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on the attitude to homeless persons

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on homeless adult orphans

  • “Kommersant” on the history of the fight against illegal alcohol

  • “Kommersant-Dengi” on the “unaccounted for Russia”  

  • “Vedomosti” on the midlife crisis getting younger

  • “Kommersant” on consent in passports for posthumous organ donation

  • “Lidovky” on the new Trotskyism-Leninism and the traditional family

  • “Kommersant” on the origin of Europeans

Read books and magazines

  • Demographic problems of Russia: a view from the past to the future

  • The world demographic situation, 2014

  • Preventing suicide: a global imperative

  • The health of the republic of Belarus, 2009-2013

  • The population of Ukraine.  Imperatives of demographic aging.  

  • Through the pages of the magazines “Sotsialnye aspekty zdorovya naselenyia” (“Social aspects of public health”) and “Akusherstvo i Ginekologiya” (“Obstetrics and Gynecology”)

  • Contents of the journal “Demographic Research”

Profession: researcher

  • 140 years since the birth of Adolph Landry

  • Adolph Landry.  The demographic revolution


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