But can the figures be trusted?
It's a political priority.
Is this contributing to Russia's sluggish life expectancy growth?
More military spending means fewer births.
One solution is to stop killing babies in the womb says Patriarch Kirill.
Two demographers fundamentally disagree...and they aren't holding back
In India and China, the problem is missing girls. In Russia it is the missing men.
Is the Russian middle-class abandoning ship?
Russia's bleak demographic collapse has reversed over the last five years or so.
Protecting fellow Russians? What about fellow Chinese?
Aside from Russia, Ukraine has to worry about its demographic outlook.
An informative video showing the steep decline in the fertility rate in Asia.
The Russian economy needs migrant workers, but some of its citizens aren't so sure.
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.
A new report has found that one-third of the world's population is now online.
A response to responses to our last post.
More bad news about Russia's population.
Putin has set out his policy platform on demography in his presidential re-election bid.
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...
An article by Nicholas Eberstadt in the latest Foreign Affairs magazine sheds some light on Russia's worsening demographic crisis.
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