Contents of Demoscope Weekly issue

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Current topic: Anti-alcohol measures: are they working in Russia?

  • Introduction

  • Russia’s anti-alcohol policy path

  • What world experience tells us

  • Regulating the hours during which alcohol can be sold and alcohol consumption in Russia

  • How raising the price of alcohol affects its consumption in Russia

  • Links to related topics

  • Topics of previous issues

World demographic barometer

Alcohol: consumption, consequences and the global strategy to reduce harmful use

  • Reduce harmful alcohol consumption by 10% by 2025

  • Total alcohol consumption in 2010 was 6.2 liters of pure alcohol per person aged 15 years and over

  • In 2012, 5.9% of all deaths and 5.1% of the burden of disease were linked to alcohol

  • The greatest number of deaths due to alcohol consumption are in Eastern European countries

  • 39% of all countries have a policy for reducing harmful alcohol consumption

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • The structure of alcohol consumption as a social group indicator in modern Russian cities

  • The relationship between alcohol consumption practices and the social structure of modern Russia

  • “New wave” drugs as a factor in changing the drug situation in Russia


  • Russian men don’t take paternity leave

  • Is retirement not a reason to stop working?

  • How AIDS is transmitted

  • Migration in Crimea

In the vastness of Russia

  • President calls increase in life expectancy a major achievement

  • Russia will reach bottom of the demographic pit in 2018

  • Will an improvement in Russia’s demographics require the efforts of all its citizens?

  • Tatarstan parliament postpones consideration of its own initiative to make divorce more difficult

  • In St. Petersburg, positive fertility dynamic continues

  • Mortality in Moscow is reduced by 5% each year

  • Kudrin sees no alternative to raising the retirement age in Russia

  • Expected period of funded pension payout increases to 19.5 years

  • 80% of inspected social facilities turn out to be inaccessible for the disabled

  • Putin calls for supporting people with low incomes and disabilities

  • Kudrin proposes supporting the poorest to overcome the crisis

  • Maternity capital will be allowed to be spent on the rehabilitation of disabled children

  • Ministry of Labor proposes to extend the maternity capital program for another five years

  • Putin decides to extend maternity capital program for two years

  • Do 28% of Crimean residents commute to work in other regions?

  • In Russia, a proposal to grant a migration amnesty

  • Experts divided over point system for migrants

  • The labor of foreigners with work licenses has brought in 29 billion rubles

  • The cost of a work license for foreign workers in Moscow will increase to 4,200 rubles

  • Russia has received more than one million Ukrainian refugees since 2014

  • About 2 thousand citizens of Syria have received temporary asylum in Russia

  • Attitudes to migrants are best in Astrakhan, worst in Moscow

  • The number of HIV-positive persons could reach a million by the end of the year

  • Ministry of Health proposes not to tell women about free abortions

  • State Duma may oblige men to pay for abortions

  • 80% of child car seats in Russia don’t meet requirements

  • The number of prisoners in Russia has fallen to a record 644 million

Eurasian panorama

  • In the USSR 8.7 million people died from hunger between 1932 and 1934

  • The population size of Ukraine came to 42,801,000 as of October 1

  • Kirgizia’s six millionth citizen born in Osh

  • By 2050 the population size of Kirgizia will have doubled

  • Population size of Donetsk has almost returned to pre-war level

  • Is Azerbaijan facing a demographic crisis?

  • In Kirgizia, women live seven years longer than men

  • Tajiks have begun marrying less

  • Uzbek President orders that girls not be married off before the age of 20

  • UNDP improving the welfare of the rural population in 9 districts of Tajikistan

  • Real wages in Belarus have decreased by 3.2%

  • Average pension in Belarus in October was 41% of the average wage

  • Almost 11.5 thousand applications have been submitted for family capital

  • In Moldova, a growing number of people with disabilities

  • 6.6% of the adult population in Belarus have disabilities

  • Poroshenko signs law to protect rights of migrant workers

  • Ukrainians going abroad do not plan to return

  • Kirgizia has become a labor donor since the year 2000

  • Migrants from Kirgizia will be allowed to stay in Russia for one month without registering

  • Over 600 thousand Ukrainians in Russia violate immigration laws

  • In Tajikistan, doubts as to the accuracy of Russian statistics on migrants

  • 1500 citizens of Tajikistan allowed entry to Russia

  • In Belarus, over 15,000 people are registered as HIV-positive

  • In 2015, 844 Tajiks were infected with HIV

  • In Belarus, men have begun smoking less, women - more

  • Prevalence of smoking in Ukraine has decreased by 18%

  • In Kazakhstan, maternal mortality has decreased threefold

  • In Belarus, domestic violence affects 3 out of 4 women

  • Poroshenko signs law prohibiting discrimination against sexual minorities

World news

  • In 20 years Bulgaria’s population may be less than 6.5 million people

  • Head of Lithuania Parliament is concerned about the aging of the nation

  • In France they want to raise the pension age

  • 80% of deaths in Israel are of citizens over 65 years of age

  • Men with higher education live eight years longer

  • Finnish citizens overestimate by a factor of 3 the proportion of Muslims living in their country

  • Could up to 41 million people in the Sahel become migrants or radicals?

  • Salaries of men and women will be equal by 2133

  • The Netherlands have started thinking about creating a “mini-Schengen”

  • Finland asks Russia to ban border crossings on bicycle

  • Lithuania allows children of emigrants to hold dual citizenship

  • Net migration in the UK sets record of 336 thousand people

  • Canada imposes new restrictions on the admission of migrants

  • In 2015, about 1.5 million illegal migrants entered the territory of the European Union

  • Over 850,000 refugees have arrived in Europe by sea since the beginning of the year

  • UN reports a reduction in the flow of migrants to Europe

  • Can Europe really no longer accept refugees?

  • Turkey has agreed to help EU with migrants for 3 billion euros

  • Children of immigrants in France and Belgium are experiencing alienation from society

  • HIV has evolved from a fatal disease into a chronic one

  • Mortality from HIV among adolescents has tripled in 15 years

  • Cancer causes 1 out of 8 deaths worldwide

  • British doctors report a threefold increase in mortality from the flu

  • The prohibition of abortion in Northern Ireland is called a human rights violation

  • Physicians have created the world’s first insulin pill

  • Obama calls for a revision of the rules for obtaining firearms

The newspapers write about

  • “” on mortality and life expectancy in Russia

  • “Kommersant” on health care in Moscow

  • “Novye vedomosti” on a “national sobriety rating”

  • “Kommersant” on education and life expectancy

  • “Meditsinskaya gazeta” on legal responsibility of patients for their own health

  • “Meditsinskaya gazeta” on encouraging visits to the polyclinic

  • “Rossiyskaya gazeta” on limiting free medicine

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on an independent expertise of the quality of medical aid

  • “Telegraf” on the danger of antibiotic resistance

  • “BBC Earth” on the history of HIV

  • “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” on the problem of HIV in Russia

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on tobacco cessation consulting rooms

  • “Novosti Belarusi” on the shortage of nurses in Belarus

  • “Izvestiya” on ageing in the world and in Russia

  • “BBC Future” on the advantages of old age

  • “Izvestiya” on paternity leave

  • “Rossiyskaya gazeta” on Mizulina and divorce

  • “Reuters” on the problems of Chinese population policy

  • “” on monitoring migration in Russia

  • “Kommersant-Dengi” on refugees and labor migrants

  • “Kommersant” on the difference in salaries between migrants and non-migrants

  • “Moskovskiy Komsomolets” on the danger of helping migrants

  • “ASIA-Plus” on labor migration and development in Central Asia

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on detentions and expulsions of Turks from Russia

  • “Kommersant” on the expulsion of Turkish students from Russian universities

  • “RBK” on tightening entry into the Schengen zone

  • “Foreign Policy” on the migration channel from Russia to Norway

  • “Le Monde” on Islam in France

  • “Kommersant” and “Vedomosti” on the economically inactive population

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on a new method of calculating unemployment

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on the size of unemployment benefits

  • “Vedomosti” on high salaries in China

  • “Vedomosti” on the housing market and housing provision

  • “RBK” on the future of abundance

  • “Zerkalo nedeli” on losses from the Holodomor

  • “” on the increased proportion of young people living with their parents

  • “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” on childfree

  • “” on unisex names

Read books and magazines

  • Reforming medicine. Ukraine in the global and European context

  • Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2015

  • The older generation as a resource for the socio-economic modernization of Russia

  • Trends in maternal mortality: 1990 to 2015

  • Migration-related aspects of public health: a review of evidence on the health status of undocumented migrants in the European Region

  • Through the pages of the journals “Demographiya ta sotsialna ekonomika” (“Demography and social economics”) and “Mirovaya ekonomika i mezhdunarodnye otnosheniya” (“World Economy and International Relations”)

  • Contents of the journal “Population”

Demographic digest

  • European Fertility: Continuity and Reversals. Dutch Demography Day 2015, Utrecht. 25 November 2015

  • Two Is Best? The Persistence of a Two-Child Family Ideal in Europe

  • Re-theorizing Family Demographics

  • Low Fertility, Socioeconomic Development, and Gender Equity

  • Accuracy of the Chinese lunar calendar method to predict a baby’s sex: a population-based study: Chinese calendar sex prediction

Profession: researcher

  • 70 years since the birth of Victor Mikhailovich Medkov

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