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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Russia Projected to Lose 11X More Population Than in 2019 – RBC – The Moscow Times

Russia’s population decline in 2020 will be 1,100% greater than that of 2019 amid the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, according to government projections cited by the RBC news website Thursday.  The government forecasts a 352,500 drop in Russia’s population this year, according to the report, leading to a population of 146.4 million by the end […]

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Russia Predicts Highest Population Decline Since 2006 Amid Pandemic – The Moscow Times

Russia’s population could see its biggest decline in 14 years in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic has raised the country’s death rate amid falling birth rates, according to government forecasts reported by the RBC news website Tuesday. The Covid-19 outbreak will also push Russia’s poverty rate up from 12.3% in 2019 to 13.3% this year, […]

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Russian cleric SEIZES CONTROL of convent after being censured for calling Covid-19 an excuse to ‘chip population’

A Russian priest who claimed Covid-19 was an invention by evil forces hellbent on “chipping the population” has apparently used Cossack fighters to seal off a women’s convent after church authorities prohibited him from preaching. According to local media sources, Shiigumen Sergius ousted the abbess of the convent, Varvara, along with several nuns, and took […]

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