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Russian Demographic barometer

· Russia: preliminary demographic results of 2017 (Part I)

  • The population of Russia continues to increase for the ninth consecutive year, although in 2017 it grew by less than 0.1%
  • In 2017, natural population decrease in Russia was 134,000 people; it was offset by migration, providing a small increase

  • The number of births in Russia decreased by 11% - to 1.65 million

  • In 2017, 6.5% more marriages and 0.5% more divorces were registered than in previous year

Online polling

  • Is it necessary to equate cohabitation with official marriage?


  • Fertility in Russia: measures and opinions

  • Marriage and cohabitation: put an equal sign?

  • Cheating, same-sex relations, abortions: taboo or norm?

  • From human papillomavirus to cervical cancer

  • Attitudes to religion

In the vastness of Russia

  • The number of deaths in Russia has decreased, but the number of newborns has also fallen

  • Rosstat tells of sharp reduction in the number of births

  • Is Moscow growing mainly due to natural increase, not migration?

  • Kudrin reiterates inevitable increase in the retirement age in Russia

  • Should the retirement age of men and women be the same?

  • Lack of changes in the pension system will lead to a reduction in the size of real pensions

  • Rich Russians won’t be left without a pension

  • Federation Council preparing bill on support for large families

  • St. Petersburg to extend regional maternity capital program

  • Age limit of young people may be legally raised to 35 years

  • Most Russians are not ready to recognize cohabitation as marriage

  • Russians will be allowed a maximum of 113 minutes for marriage ceremony at registry offices

  • Russia’s best and worst regions for quality of life have been identified

  • Most Russians seek a better life in regional centers

  • Rosstat forecasts an outflow of population from the Far Eastern Federal District

  • Officials consider the departure of inhabitants of the Far Eastern Federal District to the Krasnodar Territory to be a myth

  • In first place among those who obtained Russian citizenship in 2017 are natives of Ukraine

  • HRO does not consider it necessary to introduce work visas

  • Over 90% of labor migrants in St. Petersburg are from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan

  • Maximum stay in Russia of workers from North Korea limited to one year

  • Hosts of migrant workers will face fines of up to 500,000 rubles for migrants’ violations

  • Nearly 600,000 Russians are diagnosed with cancer each year

  • Infant mortality in Russia has decreased by 8%

  • Children in Russia have begun suffering more often from diabetes, but less often from alcoholism

  • Flu season will last until mid-April

  • Moscow doctors have already issued over 45 million electronic prescriptions

  • State may shed a part of its healthcare spending

  • Russia expecting a sharp rise in prices for medicines

  • Ministry of Internal Affairs proposes to double punishment for drunken driving

World news

  • Population of Armenia is 2,972,900

  • Life expectancy in Belarus reaches 74.3 years

  • Mortality down in Kazakhstan

  • Average age of the working population in 2030 will exceed 41 years

  • The working age population in Lithuania is shrinking unevenly

  • In Kazakhstan, retirement age of women to be raised to 63

  • Kazakhstan census to be conducted with help of new technologies

  • Uzbekistan intends to tighten procedures for marriage and divorce

  • Lithuania wants to hold referendum on dual citizenship

  • Ukraine to introduce electronic single-entry visas

  • Migrants forcing Germans to vote for the right

  • The flow of migrants to Europe through the Mediterranean Sea has declined

  • In Tajikistan, reports of a decline in the flow of labor migrants

  • Georgian citizens coming to Russia more often

  • National Bank of Ukraine warns of a growth of emigration from the country

  • Large numbers of Ukrainians going to work in Europe

  • Czech Republic intends to double job quotas for Ukrainian citizens

  • Filipino migrants may be evacuated from Kuwait

  • Migrants from Africa oppose deportation from Israel

  • Prostate cancer kills more people than breast cancer

  • In Ukraine, more than 130,000 cases of cancer are registered each year

  • Staphylococcus, streptococcus and salmonella becoming resistant to antibiotics

  • It will be possible to find out your baby’s genome during pregnancy

The newspapers write about…

  • “Ekonomika sevodnya”, “REGNUM”, “Praim”, “Moskovskiy Komsomolets”, “RBK”, “Komsomolskaya Pravda” and “FederalPress” on the retirement age

  • “Gazeta.Ru” on Russia’s demographic successes and problems

  • “Komsomolskaya Pravda” on the working life of Russians

  • “Radio Svoboda” and “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on internal Russian migration

  • “REGNUM” on demographic problems of the Far East

  • “Telekanal 360” on difficulties in obtaining citizenship

  • “Dagbladet” on endangered villages

  • “Jyllands-Posten” on childbirth abroad

  • “Life” on mass migration of Chechens

  • “” and “Atlantic Council” on labor migration in Ukraine

  • “Delfi.Iv” on Latvia’s population decline

  • “Moskovskiy Komsomolets” and “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on the fight against cancer

  • “Vechernyaya Moskva” on surrogate motherhood

  • “Bumaga” on caring for the elderly

  • “Ridus” on “dead souls” before the elections

  • “Kommersant” on criticism of the healthy lifestyle strategy

  • “” on counterfeiting on the drug market

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on causes of death

  • “Moskovskiy Komsomolets” on mass health examinations

  • “” on the biological limits of humans

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on the future of the labor market

  • “Novaya Gazeta” on the shortage of schools

  • “REGNUM” on the fate of low birthweight babies

  • “Komsomolskaya Pravda” on the theory of generations

  • “InFormat” on Ukraine’s place in a prosperity ranking

  • “Feniks” on the lifestyle of the Japanese

Read books and magazines

  • Social condition and the standard of living in Russia. 2017

  • Monitoring the demographic development of Moscow. 2016-2017: analytical materials

  • A collection of statistical materials on diseases of the circulatory system

  • Green book ageing society. How “new ageing” will change our lives

  • Low Fertility And Reproductive Health In East Asia

  • Through the pages of the magazines “Demograficheskoye Obozreniye” ("Demographic Review") and “Vestnik MGU. Seriya 18. Sotsiologiya i politologiya” ("Bulletin of Moscow State University. Series 18. Sociology and Political Science”)

  • Contents of the “European Journal of Population”

The reading room

  • · “The population of Russia 2015”. Twenty-third annual demographic report

Demographic digest

  • Trading Youth for Citizenship? The Spousal Age Gap in Cross-Border Marriages

  • Demographic and Educational Success of Lineages in Northern Sweden

Profession: researcher

  • "Farewell, Soviet simple man: a sociological analysis of intergenerational dynamics." Scientific seminar of the Institute of Demography of the Higher School of Economics "Demographic challenges of the 21st century"

  • “The length of working life in Russia". A joint seminar of the Labor Market Research Laboratory and the Center for Labor Studies

  • Demographic results of a revolutionary century. The cycle of dialogues "Chronicles of a plunging empire"

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