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Russian demographic barometer

Demographic results of the first half of 2018 in Russia (Part II)

  • The number of deaths and the crude death rate have again begun to increase
  • In 2017, life expectancy at birth for both sexes increased to 72.7 years

  • In January-June, 2018, mortality from neoplasms and diseases of the digestive, nervous and endocrine systems increased
  • Mortality from external causes decreased by 4% compared to the first half of 2017

  • Among those who died in 2017 of some infectious and parasitic diseases, 64% had not reached the age of 45; among those who died from external causes - 44%
  • Infant mortality in the first half of 2018 decreased to 5.1 ‰

  • The reduction of mortality at working age has slowed down

Take care of women!

  • World Gender Inequality Index 2017: Russia in 53rd place

  • Growth of fundamentalism and conservative ideologies leading to violations of women's rights around the world

  • Sexual and reproductive rights and health for everyone

  • IVF is normal!

In the vastness of Russia

  • The population of St. Petersburg will grow to 5.5 million due to migrants

  • Putin calls the growth of Far East population a priority

  • Russia has Europe’s largest gap in life expectancy between men and women

  • No growth in life expectancy among Russia’s elderly

  • In St. Petersburg, healthy life expectancy to be extended to 67 years

  • Russians getting married less often

  • The number of divorces down by 15% over past 10 years

  • 10% of Russians living in an unregistered marriage

  • Over 15,000 centenarians live on the territory of Russia

  • At least three trillion rubles will be allocated to state “Demography” project

  • Skvortsova specifies cost of national healthcare project

  • Siluanov expects support from Russians in the matter of changing the pension system

  • Medvedev does not exclude further adjustments to pension reform

  • 53% of Russians are ready to protest against pension reform

  • Duma deputies not giving up their pension premiums

  • Size of penalty for pre-retirement dismissal has been determined

  • 2.5 million mothers of large families will be eligible for early retirement

  • The number of orphans in Russia down to record low

  • Employees most often deprived of their rights are those over 50

  • Young people see opportunities for a successful career in sports and creative fields

  • Non-residents have bought up a third of St. Pete’s new apartments

  • Russia again simplifies procedure for obtaining foreign travel passport

  • Ministry of Economic Development will work on the quality of migration inflows

  • Residents of Asia and Latin America

  • interested in “Far East hectare”

  • Government to limit the percentage of foreign workers at construction sites

  • HIV patients will be treated even without permanent registration

  • Ministry of Health reports decrease in the incidence of alcoholism in Russia

  • Proposal in Russia to set minimum price for beer

  • 60% of Russians do sport periodically

  • A quarter of elderly Russians will be doing sport by 2024

  • Already a third of Russians believe that it is possible to find a husband or wife on the Internet

  • “Funeral business” draft law ready

World news

  • The population of Ukraine may decrease by 30% in 30 years

  • Life expectancy in Estonia exceeds 78 years

  • Belarusians getting married later and later

  • Nearly half of men in Italy are bachelors

  • China may abolish limit on number of children per family

  • France becomes European champion for children born out of wedlock

  • The number of pupils in Lithuania continues to decrease

  • Part of Kazakhstan national population census will be held online

  • Italy wants to attract pensioners to the south of the country

  • The number of internally displaced persons in Ukraine continues to grow

  • One fifth of Kirgizia’s population are internal migrants

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry proposes to introduce biometric visa regime with Russia

  • Taiwan temporarily introduces visa-free regime for residents of the Russian Federation

  • The number of migrants to Turkey in 2017 increased by 22.4%

  • The number of emigrants from Belarus reaches record high

  • In 2018, about 1 million people left Uzbekistan to work in Russia

  • Already over 1 million Ukrainians working in Poland

  • Gastarbeiters from Asia compete with Ukrainian migrants in Poland

  • Ukrainian students do not want to return from Poland

  • Czech Republic prefers Ukrainian migrants to Africans

  • National Bank of Ukraine forecasts $11 billion worth of remittances from labor migrants by end of year

  • In Italy, migrants protest against eviction from camps

  • Human rights defenders urge Australia to close refugee camp

  • Maternal mortality rate in Kirgizia up by 1.4%

  • President of Tanzania advises citizens not to use contraception

  • Efforts to stop Ebola outbreak in the Congo so far unsuccessful

  • Germany discussing topic of organ donation

  • Kazakhstanis annually spend $1 billion on medical services abroad

  • India abolishes criminal penalties for same-sex relationships

The newspapers write about…

  • “Russkaya sluzhba BBC”, “FAN”, “Nakanune.RU”, “RBK”, “Izvestiya”, “”, “RIA Novosti”, “Novaya gazeta”, “The Independent”, “Kavkaz.Reallii”, “”, “RBK” and “Snob” on Putin’s amendments to pension reform

  • “BBC, Kiev”, “Novye Izvestiya”, “Ruskaya sluzhba BBC” on raising the retirement age in the world

  • “Novye Izvestiya”, “Deutsche Welle”, “Euromag » and “Nakanune.Ru” on the retirement issue

  • "EADaily", "Der Spiegel", "The Spectator" and "Aftenposten" on the migration crisis in Sweden

  • “Rosbalt”, “Gazeta.Ru”, “InoSMI”, “Russkaya Germaniya” and “Le Figaro” on the migration crisis in Germany

  • “Forbes Kazakhstan”, “REGNUM”, “Aftenposten”, “L'Express”, “Project Syndicate” and “Bloomberg” on the migration crisis in Europe

  • “Lidovky” on Syrian refugees in Abkhazia

  • "The Washington Post" on the migration crisis in Venezuela

  • "News-Asia" on migrantophobia in Russia

  • “RBK” on migrant quotas

  • “EurasiaNet” and “MIR24” on developing the Far East

  • “ASI” on lowering cancer mortality

  • “Moskovskiy Komsomolets” on the death of schoolchildren

  • “National Geographic” on places not for death

  • "Frankfurter Rundschau" on robot killers

  • "Moldavskie Vedomosti" on the link between generations

  • “Novoe Delo” on abortion

  • "Radio Azattyk" on polygamy

  • "Russkaya Germaniya" on the depopulation of the Baltic countries

  • "Novaya Izvestia" and "Jinzhi Touctiao" on the population of Russia

  • "Kommersant", "RBK", "Novye Izvestia" and "Meduza" on HIV

  • “Forpost Severo-zapad” on traffic accidents

  • “Pravoslavie i Mir” on mass health examinations

  • “RIDUS” on biological aging

  • “RBK” on the May decrees

  • “Izvestiya” on the decrease in the number of marriages

  • “Parlamentskaya gazeta” on children’s rooms at work

  • “BBC” on the super-rich in Asia

  • "The Guardian", "Le Monde" and "Helsingin Sanomat" on LGBT

  • “” on sex in old age

  • “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” on “sugar relations” in Africa

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on complaints about doctors in the USA

  • “Rosbalt” on a poll about Russian problems

  • "The Village" on liability for dismissing the elderly

  • “EurasiaNet” on the shadow labor market

  • "REGNUM" about the demographic crisis in Belarus

  • "REGNUM" and "Radio Ozodi" on the demographic situation in Kirgizia

  • "The Public Domain Review" on dancing to death

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on promoting vodka

  • “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” on personal data leaks

  • “The New York Times” on domestic violence

  • "Izvestia" on GMOs and the fight against infectious diseases

Read books and magazines

  • Handbook of the sociology of youth in BRICS countries

  • The EU in the World

  • Demographic Yearbook of the Republic of Belarus, 2018

  • Rural healthcare of Russia in 2017

  • Spain. Health systems in transition

  • Through the pages of the journals “Naseleniye i Ekonomika” ("Population and Economics") and “Mirovaya Ekonomika i Mezhdunarodnye Otnosheniya” ("World economy and international relations")

  • Contents of the “Journal of Population Economics”

Profession: researcher

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  • Average life expectancy and lost years of life of people suffering from mental disorders. Scientific Seminar "Modern Demography" of the International Laboratory of Population and Health Studies of the Higher School of Economics

  • Congratulations on the anniversary of Alexander Evgenievich Surinov

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