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25 February - 10 March 2019

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## 795-796

World demographic barometer

Global HIV epidemic: estimates and trends 2018, regional aspects

  • Regional grouping of countries to study the HIV epidemic

  • About 70% of HIV-infected people live in sub-Saharan Africa, but their share is gradually decreasing

  • The number of new HIV infections continues to grow in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as well as in the Middle East and North Africa

  • The number of deaths due to AIDS-related diseases continues to rise in the Middle East and North Africa

  • The proportion of HIV-infected people who know their HIV status and are receiving effective ART should be increased to 90%

Q&A

  • Marriage norms

  • Sale of alcohol: what is the optimal “age of consent”?

  • How often women experience violence

  • Immigration to Russia: a blessing or a curse?

In the vastness of Russia

  • Head of Pension Fund tells of rapidly aging population of Russia

  • Medvedev again urges paying attention to the demography of the Far East

  • Russian regions with the highest mortality rates named

  • Putin extends "freezing" of the funded part of the pension

  • Chukotka pensioners have become the richest in Russia

  • Starting in January 2019, Russian pensions will increase by a thousand rubles

  • Russian pre-pensioners reminded of upcoming benefits

  • 54% of ninth-graders in 2018 entered vocational schools

  • Putin moves Far East capital to Vladivostok

  • Sberbank starts collecting biometric customer data

  • Ministry of Labor head confident that after age 45 you can find a new job

  • The President will receive new powers to grant Russian citizenship

  • In St. Petersburg, dissatisfaction with the results of organized recruitment of labor migrants

  • Most people in Russia feel more negative than positive about migrants

  • Mortality from alcohol poisoning decreased by 15.5% over nine months

  • Will ban on sale of alcohol to Russians under 21 not affect their consumption?

  • State Duma supports return of beer advertising

  • Audit Chamber worried about situation with infant mortality

  • Malnutrition causes half of all deaths

  • Ministry of Health presents oncological map of Russia

  • A person’s right to pain relief

  • will be put into law for first time ever

  • One third of Russians do not go to clinics

  • Most paramedic obstetric facilities do not have the necessary equipment.

  • Russia lacks 22,500 doctors of various specialties

  • Will modern hepatitis C therapy be replaced by an obsolete one?

  • Ministry of Health denies plans to cut spending on modern HIV drugs

  • Russia will create a register of recipients of free drugs

  • Almost a quarter of Russian women give birth with a caesarean section

  • Ministry of Health has listed free types of medical care

  • The number of prisoners in Russia has decreased to a record low

World news

  • In 2018, the population of Ukraine decreased by almost 190,000 people

  • South Korea announces amendments to pension system law

  • Are Millennials not opponents of capitalism, but simply have no money?

  • Uzbekistan successfully eradicates forced labor in cotton picking

  • In Kazakhstan, more than 15,000 inhabitants with dual citizenship

  • Ukraine approves of possibility of visiting Georgia using ID-cards

  • EU needs to strengthen control over external borders

  • UN Global Migration Treaty adopted at Morocco conference

  • Indonesia chosen to chair UN conference on migration

  • Merkel believes nationalists are lying about content of UN Global Compact on Migration

  • Ukraine has not signed global migration agreement

  • Brazil will withdraw from UN Migration Pact

  • ASEAN launches safe migration campaign

  • Hungary and the United States refuse to vote for Global Compact on Refugees

  • Kazakhstan Parliament approves migration agreement with Tajikistan

  • The Japanese parliament allows use of foreign labor

  • A record number of refugees has arrived in Spain since the beginning of the year

  • Mexican authorities have calculated the number of participants in the "migrant caravan"

  • Attempts to get into US have cost 260 migrant lives over year

  • In 2017 Italy spent 375 million euros to take in migrants

  • 63% of Italians oppose migration

  • Kirgizia wants to forbid migrants from leaving country until they have arranged for care of their children

  • Dodon reveals amnesty details for Moldovan guest workers in Russia

  • Immigrants in Germany are increasingly naming their children after Merkel

  • WHO insists on reducing the incidence of cesarean sections

  • Irish Parliament passes bill legalizing abortion

The newspapers write about…

  • "Kommersant" and "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" on the National Demography Project

  • “Eurasisches Magazin” on mortality in Russia

  • “RBK” and “Kommersant” on distortion of statistics of causes of death

  • “Kommersant” on HIV

  • "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" on old age

  • “RBK” on calculating alcohol consumption

  • "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" on the medical care program

  • "Bild" on the impact of gadgets on health

  • “Helsingin Sanomat” on mental health

  • "The Guardian" on accidental killers

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” and “InoSMI” on the UN Compact on migration

  • “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” on migration in the world

  • “Le Figaro” on the migration issue in France

  • “Fontanka.ru” on migrants

  • "REGNUM" on migration from Siberia

  • "NetEase" on marrying Russian women

  • "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" on alimony to former spouses

  • "Rosbalt" and "Vox" on attitudes towards sex

  • “EurasiaNet” on domestic violence

  • “BBC” on LGBT

  • "The New York Times" on a biological city

  • “ReLevant” on European protests

Read books and magazines

  • 2017 United Nations Demographic Yearbook

  • Global Report on Diabetes

  • Exporting Russian educational services

  • Russian youth in Moscow (socio-demographic and ethnocultural characteristics). Field ethnostatistics

  • Russian statistical yearbook 2018

  • Through the pages of the magazines “Narodonaseleniye” ("Population") and “Ekonomika i organizatsiya promyshlennovo proizvodstva (EKO)” ("Economics and Organization of Industrial Production (ECO)")

  • Contents of the journal "International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health"

Profession: researcher

  • Demographic behavior in France of migrants from post-Soviet Russia. Meeting of the Demographic Section of the Central House of Scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Lecture series of prof. R. Gal (Hungary) and leading domestic experts on National Transfer (Intergenerational) Accounts

  • Epidemiological studies of the phenomenon of Russian mortality. Scientific seminar "Modern Demography" of the International Laboratory for Population and Health Research, HSE

  • Infant mortality in the Russian Empire: facts and explanations. Scientific seminar of the Institute of Demography, HSE. "Demographic Challenges of the 21st Century"

  • Deaths during the New Year holidays. Scientific seminar of the Institute of Demography "Demographic Challenges of the 21st Century"

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