Russia Russia’s population has shrunk the most since the wars this year

Without migration, Russia’s population shrank by almost a million in 12 months.

Russian the population without immigration has declined over the past year more than ever since the wars, he says The Moscow Times -newspaper.

When only births and deaths are taken into account, the number of Russians decreased from October 2020 to October 2021 by about 997,000 Russians.

Major the explanatory reason for the development is the coronavirus.

In Russia, about a thousand coronavirus-related deaths are still recorded every day. Since the beginning of the pandemic, coronavirus-related deaths have been estimated at more than 660,000. The number is one of the highest in the world, both in absolute terms and in terms of population.

Russia’s population – 145 million – is now smaller than the president Vladimir Putin to rise to power in 2000, although the Putin era is associated with the conquest of Crimea by Ukraine in 2014. The inhabitants of the Crimean peninsula increased the official population by two million.

Previous the record of Russia’s depopulation was experienced in 1999 and 2000, when the population cleaned up by demographic change decreased by 983,000.

In 2019 calculation Russia’s population could shrink by 12 million by 2035.

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