Solovetsky Islands: Russia's UNESCO treasure in the White SeaSociety & Culture August 16, 18:02
German foreign minister warns New START and INF Treaties termination will affect EuropeWorld August 16, 17:37
Russian female weightlifter Vorobyova slapped with 8-year ban over doping abuseSport August 16, 17:36
George R. R. Martin believes killing off book characters makes readers truly careSociety & Culture August 16, 16:55
Western chemical weapons in Syria indicate true attitude to international law — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 16, 16:54
Syrian diplomat stresses Khan Shaykhun incident staged by militantsWorld August 16, 15:46
EU, Russia and Turkey among Ukraine’s biggest trade export partnersBusiness & Economy August 16, 15:42
Russia-US cooperation in space must be pragmatic and without sanctions — senior officialScience & Space August 16, 15:20
George Martin admits he is afraid of Game of Thrones spoilersSociety & Culture August 16, 15:09
RIO DE JANEIRO, November 20. /TASS/. Results of the population census will be announced earlier than it was originally planned, in December, head of Russia’s statistics authority (Rosstat) Alexander Surinov told TASS on Wednesday.
He praised the good organization of the census, which made it possible to speed up the processing of census papers. He noted that He noted that preliminary results were very much close to his agency’s expectations. “Nonetheless, we can see that the number of Crimean residents is slightly less than we expected. Sevastopol’s population however is somewhat bigger than it was believed,” he said, adding that Crimean residents demonstrated positive attitude towards the census. “There were fewer refusals in Crimea than during the population census in the rest of Russia,” he noted.
He said that census takers had practically no problems “with such traditionally delicate issue for any census as the filling of the “nationality” box.” “Moreover, many representatives of the older generation of the Crimean Tatars did their best to facilitate the casus. They said they were interested in getting a most clear demographic picture concerning their people with its tortuous and tragic past,” Surinov said.
Surinov headed the Russian delegation to a meeting of experts from statistics authorities of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).