Ministry reports US spy agencies' latest attempt to recruit Russian worker was on Jan 14Russian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 21:57
Austria’s president-elect says he is ready to maintain good relations with RussiaWorld January 18, 21:50
Putin briefs Merkel, Hollande on steps to implement Syrian ceasefireRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 20:39
Putin, Merkel, Hollande agree to give fresh impetus to Normandy Four activitiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 20:26
Russian Eurobonds may be floated in spring 2017 — finance ministerBusiness & Economy January 18, 19:48
Russia, Turkey report 14 ceasefire breaches in Syria per dayWorld January 18, 19:17
Analyst believes removal of sanctions can be political bargaining chip with RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 18:45
Arctic Forum’s task is to change perception of region as source of raw material — officialBusiness & Economy January 18, 18:28
OPEC revises Russia’s oil production outlook downward by 110,000 bpd in 2017Business & Economy January 18, 18:20
MOSCOW, October 4. /TASS/. Russia's position in the Bloomberg's rating of states with the most effective health service systems has been Russia's most significant achievement in the social sector in a recent period, Vice-premier of the Russian government Olga Golodets, who supervises the social sector, told journalists on Tuesday.
The Bloomberg rating incorporates countries with a population over five million, GDP exceeding $5,000 per capita and the average life expectancy beyond 70 years.
Earlier, Russia had not been mentioned in the rating because its average life expectancy had been below the established minimum. In 2014 Russia broke through to the Bloomberg list of countries with proper health service systems for the first time. Russia, placed in the 51st position, closes the Bloomberg list now.
“The average life expectancy having been raised in Russia to 70.8 years is a real accomplishment," the vice-premier said.
Russia is planning more efforts to raise the average life expectancy to 74 years by 2018, Golodets said. To achieve that the country has to carry out serious programs for lowering death rates caused by cardio-vascular and oncologic diseases, traffic accidents, and take more preventive measures, Golodets said.
She also praised a positive demographic tendency in Russia. The 2006 UN survey said that by 2014 the population of Russia should have numbered 136 million, while by January 1, 2014 the Russian population had reached 143.7 million, which considerably differs from the predicted number, she added.