Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia suspended over extremismSociety & Culture March 23, 19:00
Russia to develop Tor air defense missile system’s Arctic versionMilitary & Defense March 23, 18:30
Siberian scientists searching for eyewitnesses of bright green meteor fallScience & Space March 23, 18:22
Dozens of Russian cities to join in clicking off lights for Earth HourWorld March 23, 18:16
European Broadcasting Union invites Samoilova to sing live from RussiaWorld March 23, 18:14
Russian experts invent cutting-edge 360-degree spherical photo-video cameraScience & Space March 23, 18:09
National Bank of Ukraine wants to ensure safety of Russian banks’ subsidiariesBusiness & Economy March 23, 17:42
Russian politician's killer dies in hospital — mediaWorld March 23, 17:01
Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to join China Friendly program this yearBusiness & Economy March 23, 16:48
MOSCOW, January 20 (Itar-Tass) —— A upward demographic trend continues in Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said at the Friday meeting of the federal government presidium.
“Judging by the latest statistic data, the effort of the government and the regional authorities has not been wasted,” he said.
“More than 1.7 million people died in Russia last year. The death rate declined by 5.6%, which was the best indicator in Russia in the past 19 years,” Putin said.
“The population decline shrank by 1.8 times, while the average lifespan in the country grew by 1.5 years to 70.3 years across the country. That is an indicator comparable with the European one,” Putin said.
“The infant mortality rate has also declined,” he said. “Including migration, the Russian population grew by 160,000 people to more than 143 million,” Putin said.
At the same time, the demographic problem remains one of the most acute, the premier observed.