Contents tagged with Rosstat

  • Putin: Russia's population could have been 500 million people

    The possibility of Russian population reaching 500 million people, which Russian president Vladimir Putin voiced during the "Direct Line" in June, continues to be on Putin’s mind.

    On Wednesday, September 1, at a meeting with schoolchildren at the All-Russian Children's Center "Ocean", Putin said that the population of Russia could have been about half a billion, if it had not been for the shocks of the XX century.

    Over the past century, Russian statehood has crumbled twice, the president told …

  • Russia’s mortality rate reaches record high

    Russia continues to record a sharp acceleration of natural population decline and double-digit increase in mortality on a scale that official statistics have not seen for more than 70 years.

    As of March, 191,320 people died in the country, Interfax reports, citing data of the Federal State Statistics Service, Rosstat.

    Compared to February, the mortality rate increased by 18,648 people, or 10.7%. The increase in mortality was 25.3% annually and compared to February it accelerated by 4.7 …

  • Kremlin considers classifying data on the state of Russian economy

    The record-breaking collapse of the Russian economy since the 1990s instead of the promised "breakthrough" to growth rates caused "cognitive dissonance" among Russian officials, who began to look for ways to hide uncomfortable figures from the public.

    Reuters reports, citing sources familiar with the situation, that a number of government officials from the team of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin proposed to classify the economic statistics for April, when the country closed stores, …

  • Half of Russian regions in recession

    With the Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) recording a slowdown of Russia’s GDP, which grew by only 0.5% in the first quarter, the least since 2017, half of the country’s regions have already plunged into a recession reports

    At the end of March, an increase in economic activity was documented in only 42 of Russia’s 86 federal subjects, observes the Moscow-based Higher School of Economics (HSE) in its “Commentaries on the government and business”.

    The number of …

  • Poll: More than 40% of Russian youth want to leave Russia

    A new data obtained from the survey conducted by the “Levada Center” in January states that 41% of young people aged 18 to 24 would like to emigrate from Russia.

    In the country as a whole, the percentage of those, wishing to emigrate is smaller- 17%, and this number practically has not changed in recent years. However, among young people, the rate is twice as high as the “average sample”, state sociologists.

    Among Russians aged 25 to 39, 24% expressed the desire to emigrate, and among those …