Russia Needs Immigrants, FMS Chief Says

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(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – Nikolaus von Twickel – January 22, 2013) Russia urgently needs to attract immigrants over the coming years to avoid labor shortages, the country’s top migration officer said Monday. “Even if we manage to stabilize or increase the population by raising the birth rate, the only source for increasing the labor force for the coming 15 […]

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Experts See No Exodus Of Discontented Liberals From Russia

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(RIA Novosti – Moscow, 16 January) On the basis of official statistics, researchers from the Centre of Political Information have made a conclusion that the “liberal panic” in Russia has not led to a mass outflow of “the discontented” from the country. In addition, having analysed the dynamics of migration from Russia to countries other than former Soviet republics, experts […]

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NEWSLINK: Russian birth rate to rise to 1.8 million as New Year rings in

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[Russian birth rate to rise to 1.8 million as New Year rings in – Russia Today – Robert Bridge – December 21, 2012 – http://rt.com/politics/russia-demographics-population-babies-crisis-538/] Pro-Kremlin Russia Today reports on an announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets that there have been increases in the Russian birthrate: Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets has announced some optimistic news regarding the […]

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Diaspora Youths Sold on Russian, but not Russia

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(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – Lena Smirnova – Dec. 14, 2012) Members of the diaspora who gathered in Moscow on Thursday for the Forum of Russian Compatriots welcomed President Vladimir Putin’s recent edict to support remote Russian language-learning amid efforts in their home countries to limit the status of their mother tongue. However, attendees also voiced doubts that the language […]

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Experts Dismiss Population Rise as Momentary Blip

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(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – Natalya Krainova – Dec. 12, 2012) In his first address to parliament as president on Wednesday, Vladimir Putin is likely to reiterate that improving Russia’s demographic situation will be one of the key targets of his six-year term. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Friday praised a first small rise in natural population growth in 20 […]

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Putin Tackles Demographic ‘Crisis’ in Address

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MOSCOW, December 12 (RIA Novosti) ­ Russia risks entering a new demographic crisis unless it acts to capitalize on recent successes, President Vladimir Putin warned on Wednesday. “There should be more of us, and we should be better,” Putin said during his first state of the nation address since being reelected for a third term as president last March. Putin […]

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Russia’s population will stop declining in two years – Medvedev

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MOSCOW. Nov 29 (Interfax) – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Russia’s population may stabilize at the level of some 143 million people in two years. “We can stabilize the country’s population by 2015 at a level of 142-143 million despite the current negative forecasts and increase life expectancy of 74 years by 2018,” Medvedev told the government on Thursday. […]

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NEWSLINK: Russia’s Population is Growing For The First Time Since The Early 1990’s

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(Russia’s Population is Growing For The First Time Since The Early 1990’s – Forbes.com – Mark Adomanis – Nov. 29, 2012 – http://www.forbes.com/sites/markadomanis/2012/11/29/russias-population-is-growing-for-the-first-time-since-the-early-1990s/) Forbes and Mark Adomanis examine the Russian demographic situation: Just to be clear, the fact that Russia eked out a minuscule level of natural population growth does not mean that it is poised to reemerge as a […]

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NEWSLINK: Russia government sets population growth as top priority

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(Russia government sets population growth as top priority – Itar-Tass – Nov. 29, 2012 – http://pda.itar-tass.com/en/c154/584720.html) ITAR-TASS covers Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s comments at a meeting of the Russian government, that the Russian government’s top priority is to stabilize demographic trends and increase Russia’s population: Despite the natural growth of the population, the demography is among the achievements and […]

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Russia to Stay Raw Materials Based to 2030 ­- Survey

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MOSCOW, November 20 (RIA Novosti) ­ Russia’s economy will remain primarily based on raw materials production until 2030, along with the remnants of high technologies like the nuclear and space industries inherited from the Soviet era, Rosiiskaya Gazeta reported on Tuesday, citing the latest forecast by Russian economists. The Global Strategic Survey 2030 was prepared by the Institute of World […]

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