MOSCOW, May 7. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has set a task for the Russian government to ensure sustainable population growth and increase in life expectancy.
"The Russian government must ensure the achievement of the following national development goals for a period up to 2024: to ensure sustainable population growth; to increase life expectancy to 74 years (and to 80 years by 2030)," the president said in a decree on the national goals and strategic targets of Russian’s development for a period till the year 2024. The document was posted on the Kremlin website on Monday.