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Boris Polozhy, who heads a department of social and ecological problems of mental health, admitted that suicidal rates in Russia remain high yet, but he praised a declining suicide tendency over the past years. "At last, Russia has dropped out from a group of countries with high suicide rates, and stepped down to the 14th position on the list," the expert said, adding that much work was needed yet to cope with the problem.
The situation differs in each particular region, he said. It is rather stable in the North Caucasus, South and Central Federal Districts, while in Siberia 30 suicides per 100,000 population are committed on the average, which is 1.5 times up a critical level, according to the estimates of the World Health Organization.
The situation is even worse in the Altai, Tuva, Buryatia, Chukotka and Nenets autonomous districts, where 60 suicides per 100,000 population are committed.
“Suicide rates of the male population are five times up the suicide statistics for women in Russia, while in the world statistics the proportion is one to three. Another factor that arouses concern is that in Russia the majority of the suicides are not only people of advanced age like in the rest of the world, but people aged 25-30. Teenage suicide rates remained high in Russia over the past 20 years, the expert said.