Russian population to fall by 1.2 million by 2024, wiping around 1% off the country’s total, says latest government estimates

The population of Russia is predicted to drop by 352,500 people this year, and could be reduced by a total of 1.2 million come 2024. The latest figures are a major revision of the 2020 dip of only 158,000 projected in August. According to Moscow daily Izvestia, which obtained a government forecast, the reduction in Russian residents will be […]

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As 75th anniversary of first Victory Day parade looms, Russians believe WWII defeat of Nazis was country’s finest hour – poll

Western critics often knock the Kremlin for overdoing celebrations of Russia’s World War II victory over Nazi Germany. But a new poll suggests most of the Russian public is comfortable with the importance attached to the event. Ahead of Wednesday’s rescheduled Victory Day parade in Moscow, and a number of other major cities, pollsters WCIOM […]

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WATCH Russian jets chase US nuclear-capable bombers away from country’s borders

Russian jets were scrambled to intercept US B-1B Lancer strategic bombers, which approached the country’s airspace over the Black and Baltic Seas, with the high-altitude action captured on video. The American nuclear-capable warplanes heading in the direction of Russian airspace were first tracked by radar, before the Sukhoi Su-27P and Su-30SM were sent to greet […]

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