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Russian Demographic barometer

Demographic results of the first half of 2018 in Russia (Part I)

  • Signs of population decline are increasing - for January-June of 2018 the number of Russians decreased by 89,000 people (-0.1%), leaving a mid-year total population of 146.8 million

  • Natural decline has increased by more than a third, net migration has decreased by a quarter compared to January-June 2017

  • The number of children born in January-June of 2018 decreased by 4.7% compared to the same period in 2017

  • The decline in total fertility accelerated in 2017

  • In the first half of 2018, the number of registered marriages decreased by 7%, and the number of divorces by 0.7%

Q&A

  • Pension reform

  • Flowers of life, or how many children do you need to be happy?

  • Dysfunctional families: who is to blame and what to do?

  • Will love really come out of the blue?

  • Emigration moods of Russians - 2018

In the vastness of Russia

  • The population of Russia decreased by 88,700 over the first six months of the year

  • Mortality in Moscow has increased by 3.6% in 2018

  • President proposes to ease pension reform

  • Kudrin urges growing pensions to 70% of salary

  • Muscovites can keep their metropolitan pension allowances

  • Russians’ average cost of a trip to the store is down to two-year low

  • Vasilyeva rejects law on limiting the number of foster children in a family

  • State promises to abolish third shift in schools

  • Most parents want their children to be doctors

  • In Russia, 2 million young people do not work or study

  • HSE rector reports significant reduction in the number of working Russians under the age of 40

  • Kudrin warns of cadre shortage in Russia

  • 0.9% of Russia’s economically active population is officially unemployed

  • Ministry of Interior proposes to simplify citizenship application for those born in the USSR

  • In Russia, a sharp increase in xenophobia

  • 40% of HIV-infected women learn about their diagnosis during pregnancy

  • Mortality from alcohol poisoning in Russia down by 20%

  • Russians suffering from mental disorders less often

  • In Russia, an increase in hospital-acquired lethality

  • Project to reduce road traffic mortality submitted to Russian government

  • Russia to create register of patients with severe bronchial asthma

  • Flu season in Russia to begin in mid-autumn

  • Will Russia completely meet its needs for chemotherapeutic drugs?

  • Medicines unregistered in Russia can be brought into country for personal use

  • Ministry of Health plans to spend 3 billion rubles motivating Russians to lead a healthy lifestyle

World news

  • Population of Kazakhstan is 18,272,400 people

  • Population of Belarus will be 9.3 million by 2030

  • In Kazakhstan, 2019 population census will be electronic

  • Eastern Germans work longer, earn less than Western compatriots

  • Armenia raises birth allowance for second child

  • In 2017, over 4 million Ukrainian citizens visited Russia

  • Belarus concerned about active participation of citizens in foreign labor migration

  • 80% of work visas in Lithuania are issued to citizens of Ukraine

  • One in five Polish companies employs Ukrainian migrants

  • Most Ukrainian migrants in Poland earn from 46 to 55 thousand rubles a month

  • Remittances from Ukrainian migrants to their homeland are 3.5 times high than investments

  • One third of those leaving Kazakhstan are specialists with higher education

  • Migrants in Germany have begun working more

  • Germany to set quotas for legal hiring of Georgian citizens

  • Migration from Venezuela is reaching the scale of the migration crisis in the Mediterranean

  • Ukraine fears massive influx of illegal migrants

  • Italy cutting back funds for migrant centers

  • France has met its refugee obligations

  • WHO reports record measles outbreak in European region

  • New blood test detects 95% of cancers at any stage

  • Air pollution shortens everyone’s life by a year

  • In US, electronic cigarettes proven to be potentially lethal

  • Young people’s ideas about the sex life of others are far from reality

The newspapers write about...

  • “The Washington Post”, “Russkaya sluzhba BBC”, “RBK”, “Bloomberg”, “Financial Times” on Putin’s easing of pension reform

  • “Newsweek”, “Bloomberg” and “Neue Zurcher Zeitung” on pension reform and Putin's rating

  • “RBK”, “Glas naroda”, “REGIONS.RU/Novosti Federatsii”, “Siapress.ru” and “FAN” on parliamentary hearing over pension reform

  • “Kommersant”, “Russkaya sluzhba BBC”, “RBK” “Novye Izvestiya” and “FAN” on pension reform

  • “RBK” on the new pension formula

  • “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” on distinctive features of pension reform for the siloviki

  • “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” and “RIA” Novosti” on the international experience of raising the retirement age

  • “Novosti Armenii – NEWS.am” on the cumulative pension system in Armenia

  • “Izvestiya” on Russia’s fertility forecast

  • “Pravoslavie i Mir” on the initiative to limit the number of foster children in a family

  • “Izvestiya” on training nannies and creating family kindergartens

  • “BBC Seoul” on low fertility in Korea

  • "Rzeczpospolita" on population decline in Central Europe

  • “Ekho Moskvy” on unemployment

  • “Pravoslavie i mir” and “Kommmersant” on the labor market for people of pre-retirement and retirement ages

  • “Forbes Woman” and “Novye Izvestiya” on the need to prepare for retirement

  • “Komsomolskaya Pravda” on an unconditional income for Kenyans

  • “RIA Novosti” on factors in the ratio of the sexes at birth

  • "The Times" and "Le Monde" on life expectancy in the UK and USA

  • “The Guardian” on obesity

  • “Wonderzine” on myths about vitamins

  • “iq.hse.ru” on the health of workers

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on a comparison of health care levels in Russia and Afghanistan

  • “Rossiyskaya gazeta” on the problems of the Far East

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta”, “InoSMI.RU” and « ABC Nyheter” on the migration crisis in Europe

  • “Russkaya Sluzhba BBC” on xenophobia

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on an initiative to halt railway traffic between Ukraine and Russia

  • “iq.hse.ru” on the decrease in the number of international students

  • “Pravoslavie i Mir” on the persecution of the mother of a child with a disability

  • “Life.ru” on the history of the spread of the plague

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on demographic myths of the 17th and 18 th centuries

  • “7 Dney” on new ways to protect against mass shootings in the USA

  • “Berlingske” on the life of LGBT people in Russia

  • “Le Monde” on the ideology of happiness

  • “Moskva-Erushalaim” on the contribution of Jews to the development of Egypt at the turn of the 20th century

Read books and magazines

  • International Migration Outlook 2018

  • Essays on the demographic history of Ukraine of the 20th century

  • Estonia. Health Systems in Transition.

  • Socially significant diseases of the population of Russia in 2017

  • The Russian economy in 2017. Trends and Prospects.

  • Through the pages of the journals “Demograficheskoye Obozreniye” (“Demographic Review”) and “Rossiyskiy pediatricheskiy zhurnal” (“Russian Pediatric Journal”)

  • Contents of the journal “Demography”

Profession: researcher

  • 150th anniversary of the birth of Vladislav Iosifovich Bortkevich

  •     A.L. Dmitriev. V.I. Bortkevich at St. Petersburg University (on the occasion of the 145th anniversary of his birth)

  • 85th anniversary of the birth of Grigory Abramovich Golts

  •     S. A. Tarkhov. Grigory Abramovich Golts (1933-2009)

  •     G.A. Golts, S.A. Tarkhov. Urban transport

 
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