JRL NEWSWATCH: “Russian population put in its first full-year decline in a decade” – bne Intellinews

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Bne Intellinews reports on Russian demographics and population decline, citing statistics from state agency Rosstat that Russian population fell from 146,880,432 at the beginning of 2018 to 146,793,744 at the start of 2019, a decrease of 86,688.

Says bne intellinews:

“The fall in the natural population has been partly offset by inbound migration, which covered half of the fall in the natural population last year. * * * … The population is falling now as the crash in life expectancy and low birthrates from the early 1990s are hitting the demographic curve and the falls will continue for several years.”

Russian rural population reportedly is declining at an accelerated pace. Already, 109.45 million Russian live in cities, compared with 37.34 million in rural areas.  The Moscow region, with 12.63 million inhabitants, is the most densely populated.

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