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World Demographic barometer

Reproductive health policy in regions and countries of the world

  • Introduction

  • Prevention of maternal and child mortality
  • Family planning: an integral part of the protection of reproductive health

  • The level of teenage pregnancies remains high in many countries

  • Unsafe abortion is one of the main causes of maternal mortality

In the vastness of Russia

  • Government to allocate 5.3 trillion rubles for healthcare and demography

  • Fertility in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region continues to decline

  • Chechnya becomes only subject of Russian Federation with growth in fertility

  • By 2020 Chechnya will be the region with the highest fertility

  • Putin gives orders to stimulate fertility and the influx of people into the Far Eastern Federal District

  • The number of marriages in Russia over past 10 years is down by 17%

  • As of October 1 you can plan your wedding a year in advance

  • Human Rights Council criticizes increase in retirement age

  • In All-Russian People’s Front, talk of three conditions for successful pension reform

  • Pension Fund will spend a quarter of a billion rubles on advertising

  • Rosstat reports increase in average salary in Russia

  • Pension Fund has paid out 137 billion rubles in maternity capital this year

  • More than half of Russians want to work after retiring

  • About 80% of early retirees continue working after reaching retirement age

  • Medvedev does not rule out criminal punishment for firing pre-retirees

  • Ministry of Labor reports on need to reduce the number of labor migrants due to pension reform

  • In Russia, increased duties on foreign travel passports and driver’s licenses

  • Acquisition of Russian citizenship to be simplified for settlers from countries with “regime change”

  • Russia toughens rules for registering migrants

  • New law on registering migrants will not be retroactive

  • Russia removes 7,000 Kirgiz migrants from blacklist

  • Almost 86,000 new cases of HIV diagnosed in Russia in 2017

  • Urals named leading region in Russia for the spread of HIV

  • Alcohol is the main cause of high mortality of men in Russia

  • Are non-working pensioners prone to drunkenness and depression?

  • Violators of no-smoking law fined 70 million rubles over first six months

  • Ministry of Health names the most common types of cancer in women and men in Russia

  • The number of abortions among adolescents has declined sevenfold over 10 years

  • Ministry of Health has not banned abortion within the framework of the “Give me life” initiative

  • In Russia, a growing number of overweight teens

World news

  • The population of Ukraine is rapidly shrinking

  • The urban population of Kazakhstan has increased by 1% over 6 months

  • Belarusian women being urged to have 3-4 children

  • Demographer announces growth in fertility in Latvia

  • In Estonia, more than half of children are born out of wedlock

  • Countries with a grave demographic situation have been named

  • Japan to raise conscription age for military personnel

  • Planet’s oldest person dies in Japan

  • Vienna one of most comfortable cities in world

  • Is the economy of Ukraine growing more slowly because of Ukrainian migrants?

  • Poland prefers Ukrainian migrants

  • Most remittances from Poland are sent by Ukrainian migrants

  • Australia wants to “close” its metropolitan areas to skilled migrant workers

  • Europe needs an equitable system for distributing migrants

  • Berlin and Madrid agree on return of illegal migrants to Spain

  • Spanish government will spend ˆ30 million due to the influx of migrants

  • Czech Republic will allocate one million euros to Bosnia and Herzegovina to control migration

  • Brazil Supreme Court forbids halting entry of migrants into country

  • Court orders US administration to resume program for protection of migrant children

  • US senators demand complete information about separated families of migrants

  • More than 31,000 illegal immigrants arrested in July on US border

  • Kirgiz citizens complaining of non-payment of salaries receive about 37 million rubles

  • In first half of year 459 coffins arrived in Tajikistan from abroad

  • Calls in France to increase spending on fight against HIV

  • Will mortality from heat-wave grow hundreds of times by 2080?

  • Do more than half of pregnancies end in miscarriage?

  • Childbirth in the US is more dangerous than in other developed countries

  • Uzbekistan plans to legalize surrogate motherhood

  • WHO warns of increase in the number of cases of Ebola fever in the Congo

  • Elton John criticizes Eastern Europe and Russia for homophobia

The newspapers write about..

  • “Forbes”, “Vedomosti”, “” and “Kommersant” on pension reform

  • “Forbes” and “RBK” on pension myths

  • “RBK”, “Daily Storm” and “Kommersant” on pensions

  • “Russkaya Sluzhba BBC”, “Gazeta.Ru” and “Novaya Gazeta” on abolishing pensions

  • “PolitEkspert” on ways to retire early

  • “” on Soviet pensions

  • “Vedomosti” on intergenerational transfers

  • “Snob” on the feeling of age and aging

  • “Kommersant” on the aging of Japan

  • “Forbes” on IVF and surrogate motherhood

  • “REGNUM”, “Kommersant” and “Wonderzine” on attitudes to abortion

  • “Forbes” on balancing career and family

  • “” on VIP maternity hospitals in Belarus

  • “Forbes” on the demographic crisis

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on marriage contracts

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on a conference of the Head Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

  • “Novaya Gazeta” on changes in the registering of migrants

  • “Novaya Gazeta” on a Kirghiz Tula village

  • “” on illegal migrants

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on the problems of compatriots and migrants

  • “Obozrevatel” on Ukrainian labor migrants

  • “Novaya Gazeta” on the migration mafia in Europe

  • “Project Syndicate”, “Ekho Kavkaza” and “Tagesspiegel” on the migration crisis

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on Russia’s place in the Islamic world

  • “”, “FAN” and “Forbes” on alcohol consumption

  • “” on smoking in Russia

  • “Wonderzine” on chronic illnesses

  • “Forbes” on treating old age

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on obesity

  • “RBK”, “Vedomosti” on HIV

  • “” on disabilities in Chechnya

  • “The Conversation” on the influence of heat on health

  • “Gazeta.Ru” on mortality in road traffic accidents

  • “Aeon Magazine” on the commercialization of healthcare

  • “Forbes” on clinics of the future

  • “Forbes” on medical tourism

  • “Forbes” and “Novye Izvestiya” on regional (non)development

  • “Helsingin Sanomat” and “Kauppalehti” on the Russian economy

  • “Forbes” and “Vedomosti” on the labor market for people of pre-retirement age

  • “EurasiaNet” on the labor market for people with disabilities

  • “Vedomosti” on unemployment benefits

  • “” on an age map of Europeans

  • “Forbes” on gender identity

  • “EurasiaNeet” on LGBT in Russia

  • “Forbes Woman” on images of male sexuality

Read books and magazines

  • Report on the results of monitoring the effectiveness of the implementation of the national strategy for children for 2012-2017. Volume 1

  • Report on the results of monitoring the effectiveness of the implementation of the national strategy for children for 2012-2017. Volume 2

  • Georgia. Health Systems in Transition.

  • Population and social indicators of the CIS countries and selected countries 2014-2017

  • The main indicators of maternal and child health, the activities of child welfare and obstetric care in the Russian Federation

  • Through the pages of the journals “Sotsialnye aspekty zdorovya naseleniya” ("Social Aspects of Population Health") and “Akusherstvo i ginekologiya” ("Obstetrics and Gynecology")

  • Contents of the journal “Demographic Research”

Profession: researcher

  • Congratulations on the anniversary of Lidia Ivanovna Grafova

  •     L.I. Grafova. Leave you can’t stay

  • Congratulations on the anniversary of Svetlana Yurievna Nikitina


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