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Current topic: The population of Russia according to UN population prospects

  • UN population prospects: the last 7 revisions

  • Fertility assumptions

  • Mortality assumptions

  • Migration assumptions

  • Russia’s population size projections

  • Links to related topics

  • Topics of previous issues

Russian demographic barometer

Russia: preliminary demographic results of 2016 (Part II)

  • In 2016 the number of deaths decreased by 1.2% to 1.888 million people, or 12.9 ‰

  • Life expectancy at birth ranges from 63 years in the Tyva Republic to 80 years in Ingushetia

  • In 2016 there was a decrease in mortality from the major causes of death, except for certain infectious and parasitic diseases

  • Mortality from external causes declined in 2016 to 105 deaths per 100 thousand people, which is almost the same level as in 1986-1987

  • In January-December 2016 the infant mortality rate in Russia fell to 6 ‰

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • Demographic forecasts in modern Russia: an analysis of the results and a choice of hypotheses

  • A forecast of the dynamics of population size and dependency ratio in Western Europe until 2095

  • The demographic component of the territorial planning of the Tver region

Take care of women!

  • An atlas of access to modern contraception

In the vastness of Russia

  • By 2025, Russia’s labor force will have shrunk by 5.4 million people

  • By 2035, the population of St. Petersburg could rise to 6.6 million people

  • Have 67% of subjects of the Russian Federation failed in their plan to reduce mortality?

  • Mortality from heart attacks in the capital’s hospitals has decreased three-fold over the last five years

  • Moscow has abolished allowances for doctors with advanced degrees and honorary titles

  • Public Chamber has developed National Fertility Rating

  • Moscow’s demographic boom has led to increase in the number of schoolchildren

  • Higher School of Economics expert calls initiative to pay for a first child populism

  • Applications for a “Far East hectare” have been made by residents of all regions of Russia

  • Bill introduced in Duma to make it easier for children to receive Russian citizenship

  • Russia will simplify access to Russian citizenship for residents of Transnistria

  • Russia has recognized documents issued to residents of Donbass

  • One million fewer foreigners entered Russia in 2016

  • Tajikistan opens two new Consulate General offices in Russia

  • Agency for Labour Migration in Uzbekistan will open a representative office in the Russian Federation

  • Russian agitators will call overseas compatriots to Russia

  • Foreign compatriots living illegally in Russia can expect migration amnesty

  • Russia may amnesty some deported Tajik migrants

  • Russia begins work on law on the social and cultural adaptation of migrants

  • Russia may review conditions for the entry of HIV-positive foreigners

  • Two thirds of people with HIV in Russia do not receive free treatment

  • 49% of Russians have used homeopathic remedies

  • 83% of Russians are related to each other

  • Proposal in State Duma to allow parents to give a child a hyphenated surname

World News

  • Tajikistan’s population may reach 11.5 million people by 2030

  • The difference in life expectancy between men and women is gradually disappearing

  • Female life expectancy in South Korea will exceed 90 years by 2030

  • In Kirgizia, mortality and fertility are falling

  • Estonian Parliament has recognized the country’s demographic situation as a problem

  • Over last 20 years the number of official marriages in Estonia has been halved

  • Ukraine refuses to raise retirement age for the sake of IMF loan

  • In Brazil, a growing number of poor

  • In Latvia and Lithuania, the minimum wage is 380 euros a month

  • Six-hour working day turns out to be more cost-effective for employers

  • China simplifies process of issuing identity cards

  • Swiss citizens have voted in favor of simplifying access to citizenship for grandchildren of migrants

  • European Commission has promised Ukraine a visa-free regime by the summer

  • Trump speaks of upcoming tightening of immigration policy in the US

  • Most Europeans have expressed support for Trump-style migration policies

  • Europeans growing more afraid of immigrants from Islamic regions

  • US eases rules for deporting illegal immigrants

  • Trump explains the principles of deporting migrants from the USA

  • Germany to beat record for the number of deported migrants

  • Italy to speed up the deportation of illegal immigrants

  • Japan has accepted 28 refugees out of 11,000 who applied

  • Warsaw tells of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Ukraine

  • Prime Minister of Sri Lanka calls refugees home

  • Kazakh employers in 2016 hired mostly Chinese

  • Bavarian government bans the burqa

  • Senile dementia is officially recognized as one of the main causes of death

  • Sweden supports global project on women’s rights to abortion

  • Lithuania’s Minister of Health does not support ban on abortion

  • Can telework lead to stress and insomnia?

  • Finland decides not to disclose the number of same-sex marriages

The newspapers write about …

  • “Izvestiya” on Russia’s demographic achievements

  • “REGNUM” on allowance for birth of first child in Bashkiria

  • “Sputnik” on Tajikistan’s “demographic explosion”

  • “Izvestiya” on demographic policy in different countries

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on mortality from traffic accidents

  • “RBK” on a lack of drugs for patients with HIV

  • “Kommersant” on the rules of entry into Russia for HIV-positive foreigners

  • “RBK” on electronic cigarettes

  • “TASS” on maternity tourism and illegal immigration to the US

  • “RT na russkom” on the losses to American universities due to Trump’s decrees

  • “Kommersant” on the profitability of immigrants to the US

  • “Carnegie Moscow Center” on Europe’s immigration problems

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on checking schoolchildren’s registration

  • “Kommersant” on the citizenship of children of Russians living abroad

  • “Izvestiya” and “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on offering citizenship to compatriots living abroad

  • “Komsomolskaya Pravda” on the problems of registration and citizenship for migrants from Ukraine

  • “REGNUM” on the risks of raising the retirement age

  • “Izvestiya” on the labor activity of the elderly

  • “Rossiyskaya gazeta” on reconsidering the age limit of economic activity

  • “Izvestiya” on education and employment

  • “RBK” on self-employment

  • “RBK” on freelancing and freelancers

  • “BBC” on a guaranteed income

  • “” on gender and family issues in the Caucasus

  • “Aeon Magazine” on mixed races

  • “Rossiysky turism” on marriages with foreigners

  • “RBK” on exotic names

Read books and magazines

  • Population situation analysis in the Republic of Moldova

  • Disability and social status of disabled people in Russia

  • The population of Ukraine for the year 2015

  • Key figures on Europe - 2016 edition

  • Ethno-demographic processes in Kazakhstan and adjacent territories

  • Through the pages of the journals “Demograficheskoye Obozreniye” (“Demographic Review”) and “Ekologiya cheloveka” (“Human ecology”)

  • Contents of the journal “Studies in Family Planning”

Demographic digest

  • On an update of the Demographic Digest project

  • Strehler-Mildvan correlation is a degenerate manifold of Gompertz fit

  • The Dynamics of Son Preference, Technology Diffusion, and Fertility Decline Underlying Distorted Sex Ratios at Birth: A Simulation Approach

  • BONUS: Should we trust commercial projects in Academia?

Profession: researcher

  • The demographic effect of anti-alcohol policy measures in Russia. Meeting of the Demographic section of the Central House of Scientists of the RAS

  • Master classes by Professor Salvatore Strozza

  • Jan M. Hoem has died


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