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Current topic: Suicide in Russia

  • Suicide in the international classification of causes of death

  • Recording suicide mortality in Russia

  • Mortality from suicide in Russia and in the world

  • Suicides by sex and age

  • The fewest suicides are in winter

  • Suicide: a preventable cause of death

  • Links to related topics

  • Topics of previous issues

European demographic barometer

Mortality from external causes in the EU-28

  • In 2013, 64% of deaths in the EU-28 were due to diseases of the circulatory system and neoplasms, 4.6% to external causes

  • Among those dying between the ages of 20-24, the proportion of deaths from external causes is more than 60%

  • Mortality from external causes of death varies more than fourfold among countries in the EU-28

  • One in four deaths from external causes is due to suicide

  • Mortality due to suicide varies more than sevenfold among EU-28 countries

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • Territorial features of suicide prevalence in the Russian Federation

  • Alcohol and suicide in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus: a comparative analysis of trends

  • Suicide in the polar regions

Take care of women!

  • America’s Planned Parenthood celebrates 100th anniversary

  • UN sounds alarm: Asia lacks millions of women

In the vastness of Russia

  • Natural population increase grew by 2.6 times over the first 9 months compared to the previous year

  • Russia and Japan will work together to increase the life expectancy of Russians

  • Russian citizens on average would like to live to 81.3 years

  • Putin does not rule out new fertility support program

  • Government may in the future return to the issue of indexation of the maternity capital

  • Ministry of Labour will simplify procedure for obtaining maternity capital funds for children with disabilities

  • State Duma has been advised to reject draft law on toughening divorce proceedings

  • Raising the retirement age in Russia is inevitable

  • Standard of living in Russia is unlikely to recover even by 2020

  • In ranking of prosperous countries, Russia is in 95th place

  • In 2019, 20.5 million Russians will be living below the poverty line

  • Ministry of Labor opposes introduction of poverty relief in Russia

  • State Duma to set up working group to bring the minimum wage up to the subsistence minimum

  • Putin orders 5000-ruble payout to all pensioners, without exception

  • Government not discussing issue of increasing salaries of officials

  • Golodets tells of possible tax holidays for the self-employed

  • Russian universities to cut admissions of economics and management students in 2017

  • Ministry of Labor to increase the proportion of workers among the disabled to 50%

  • List of regions where Russians would like to live does not include the Far East

  • Russia to return visa-free regime for all non-citizens of Latvia and Estonia

  • Moskalkova asks government for money to deport migrants

  • Russians drinking less

  • Decline in alcohol sales attributed to 1990s demographic crisis

  • Financing of fight against HIV will increase by 13 billion rubles

  • In Russia, the number of drug addicts may be 4.5 million people

  • Mortality indicators in Russia in 2016 exceed forecasts

  • 55 children have died in car accidents this year

  • Every day 365 Russians become diabetics

  • Incidence of flu in Russia has decreased by 10 times since 2006

  • Ministry of Health has set new time standards for receiving patients

  • Salaries of doctors will be raised by increasing subventions to CHI funds

  • In 2016 prices for essential drugs increased by 0.5%

  • Electronic medical sick-leave certificates to appear in Russia

  • “Zemsky Doctor” program has been 63% carried out this year

  • United Russia proposes to abolish criminal penalties for family fights

World news

  • Ukraine lags 10-12 years behind developed countries in life expectancy

  • Estonia holds first ever “contactless” population and housing census

  • Estonians will be able to choose when to retire

  • The number of wealthy people in China is growing

  • Nearly 8% of working Europeans are on the verge of poverty

  • Health, migration and employment are priority issues in the first weeks of Trump presidency

  • “They get Latvian citizenship in order to leave the country”

  • EU proposes to charge citizens of “visa-free” countries €5 to enter Schengen zone

  • Latvia to build a fence on border with Belarus for protection from migrants

  • Trump confirms his intention to build a wall on the US-Mexico border

  • Over four thousand migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea since the beginning of the year

  • UN opens new camp for refugees from Mosul

  • Australia plans to resettle refugees in third countries

  • Hungarian Parliament has not passed bill to ban taking in refugees

  • The main cause of death for women in the 21st century will become cancer

  • Graphic warnings on cigarette packs reduce mortality from smoking

  • More than 420 million people in the world suffer from diabetes

  • One in ten Finns over 40 suffers from diabetes

  • Three million children in the world may die from infections next year

  • US teens having fewer babies

  • In the US, medical abortions have begun being carried out “online”

  • Poland may begin paying women not to abort

  • WHO tells of main health problem of the 21st century

  • India moves ahead of China in level of mortality due to air pollution

  • In developed countries, the mortality rate from terrorism has grown by 650%

  • Trump says he rejects abortion, but is not against gay marriage

  • Canada officially introduces concept of an “other” sex

The newspapers write about…

  • “Gazeta.ru” on non-communicable diseases

  • “Novaya Gazeta” on child suicide

  • “RBK” on medical care for mothers and newborns

  • “Russkaya sluzhba “Golos Ameriki”” on the problem of AIDS in Russia

  • “Kommersant” and “Rosbalt” on regional differentiation of the spread of HIV

  • “Gazeta.ru” on anti-alcohol policy

  • “Moskovskiy Komsomolets” on alcohol consumption in the North

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on freezing the maternity capital

  • “Ogonyok”, “Ekho Moskvy”, Kommersant” “Rosbalt” and “Lenta.ru” on the Russian nation

  • “Ekho Moskvy” on nation building, migration and abortion

  • “Lenta.ru” on US elections and minorities

  • “Slon.ru” on whether emigration threatens America

  • “RBK” on business emigration from Russia

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on refugees and poverty

  • “Novaya Gazeta” on labor migration from Ukraine to Russia and restrictions for money transfers

  • “Novosti Belarusi” on the problems of migration from Belarus

  • “Komsomolskaya Pravda Moldova” on the population of Moldova

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on taxes of rotation workers

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on extra work

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on migrants and yard-keepers

  • “RBK” on taxing nannies and tutors

  • “Kommersant Dengi” on family business

  • “Kommersant-Dengi” on bride-price norms

  • “Nautilus” on the problems of settling Mars

  • “National Geographic” on the paradox of the time of birth of twins

Read books and magazines

  • Suicide in Russia and Europe

  • Suicide. An unnecessary death

  • European country profiles and the global status report on road safety 2015

  • The EU in the World

  • Population and Demographic Processes 2015

  • Through the pages of the journals “Suitsidologiya” (“Suicidology”) and “Tsentralnaya Azia i Kavkaz” (“Central Asia and the Caucasus”)

  • Contents of the journal “Archives of Suicide Research”

Demographic Digest

  • The Family Gap in Pay: New Evidence for 1967 to 2013

  • Does marriage affect men’s labor market outcomes? A European perspective

  • BONUS: About America, but not about the elections

Profession: researcher

  • Demographic results of 2015; On the results of the federal statistical monitoring “Socio-demographic survey (micro-census of the population) 2015”. Meeting of the Demographic section of the Central House of Scientists of the RAS

  • On the results of the federal statistical monitoring “Socio-demographic survey (micro-census of the population) 2015”. Meeting of the Statistics section of the Central House of Scientists of the RAS

  • Fertility trends in Russia and developed countries. Meeting of the Statistics Section of the Central House of Scientists of the RAS

  • The current situation and demographic prospects for Moldova. Scientific seminar of the Institute of Demography of HSE

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