Asian fertility video
An informative video showing the steep decline in the fertility rate in Asia.
Migrants in Russia: a love-hate relationship
The Russian economy needs migrant workers, but some of its citizens aren't so sure.
The real reason for Putin’s US adoption ban?
Russian President Vladimir Putin upset a lot of Americans with his December 28 (feast of the Holy Innocents) ban on adoptions to the US -- at the same time ordering his government to take a range of steps to make it easier for Russians to adopt orphans.
The Internet: Apparently it’s a Big Deal.
A new report has found that one-third of the world's population is now online.
Russia: Sick and Dying (Reboot)
A response to responses to our last post.
Russia: Sick and Dying
More bad news about Russia's population.
Putin Wants More Babies
Putin has set out his policy platform on demography in his presidential re-election bid.
2 Million Russians turn out for fertility relic
Normally situated at the Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos in Greece, the relic made of camel wool is believed to have the power to boost fertility. The National Post reports yesterday that the Russian people really have come out in force! Braving cold and snow, Moscow residents were willing to stand in a 5km line just to touch the belt...
Eberstadt on Russia’s Demographic Decline
An article by Nicholas Eberstadt in the latest Foreign Affairs magazine sheds some light on Russia's worsening demographic crisis.
Russia and the Belt of the Mother of God
A venerated Orthodox relic is starting a month-long tour of Russia to boost fertility.
The Population Summit in Moscow Revisited
A video from the Population Research Institute about the Population Summit in Moscow back in June.
Getting old – the Reason for Our Economic Malaise?
Chrystia Freeland presents an argument why demography is the answer to our economic woes.
Russia, Abortion and Demography
The Russian Duma passes a bill that will tighten the laws relating to abortion advertising.
Busy schedule ahead
A fascinating and far-reaching discussion about the future of the family is about to kick off in Moscow.
Russian Duma welcomes delegates
“Dear Participants of the Moscow Demographic Summit: We welcome you with all our hearts, we wish success to the work of the Moscow Demographic Summit: Family and the Future of Humankind..."
Moscow Demographic Summit Update
Patriach Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, has sent an official message of greeting to those attending the Moscow Demographic Summit.
Russia leads the way in dealing with demographic time-bomb
I was interested to see, following Minette Marin’s proposed ‘final solution’ for Britain’s growing number of elderly people, yet another article in the Sunday Times this weekend linking euthanasia with demographic trends. Lois Rogers, reporting on the recent joint suicide of a British couple in Australia, concluded her article with the provocative words: ‘Assisted dying is becoming more commonplace with the rise in the number of elderly people. Projections by the government suggest 11m Britons alive today can expect to reach 100.’
Putin Aims to Increase Russian Life Expectancy and Birth Rates
Putin outlines spending plans on "demographic projects" in a speech to the State Duma.
Vodka causes a shortage of men in Russia
Russia’s women may be having trouble finding a groom if population trends are anything to go by.
Moscow to host first demographic summit in Moscow in June
If there is any country in the world which ought to know the stupidity of yabbering about over-population, it is Russia. With a birth rate of about 1.2 and a decline of 6 million people over the past 20 years (12 million without immigration), Russia is in trouble. As Prime Minister Vladimir Putin puts it, "Without exaggeration, the central problem of contemporary Russia is demography, strengthening the family, [and] increasing the birth rate."
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