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Russia: Growing and More Assertive

Marcus Roberts | 14 April 2014
Russia's bleak demographic collapse has reversed over the last five years or so.

After Crimea: is ethnicity the new World Order?

Marcus Roberts | 24 March 2014
Protecting fellow Russians? What about fellow Chinese?

Ukraine: another problem for the beleaguered nation

Marcus Roberts | 04 March 2014
Aside from Russia, Ukraine has to worry about its demographic outlook.

Asian fertility video

Marcus Roberts | 21 November 2013
An informative video showing the steep decline in the fertility rate in Asia.

Migrants in Russia: a love-hate relationship

Marcus Roberts | 08 November 2013
The Russian economy needs migrant workers, but some of its citizens aren't so sure.

The real reason for Putin’s US adoption ban?

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 January 2013
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.

Marcus Roberts | 27 September 2012
A new report has found that one-third of the world's population is now online.

Russia: Sick and Dying (Reboot)

Marcus Roberts | 26 July 2012
A response to responses to our last post.

Russia: Sick and Dying

Marcus Roberts | 23 July 2012
More bad news about Russia's population.

Putin Wants More Babies

Marcus Roberts | 15 February 2012
Putin has set out his policy platform on demography in his presidential re-election bid.

2 Million Russians turn out for fertility relic

Shannon Buckley | 25 November 2011
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

Marcus Roberts | 18 November 2011
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

Marcus Roberts | 21 October 2011
A venerated Orthodox relic is starting a month-long tour of Russia to boost fertility.

The Population Summit in Moscow Revisited

Marcus Roberts | 14 September 2011
A video from the Population Research Institute about the Population Summit in Moscow back in June.

Getting old – the Reason for Our Economic Malaise?

Marcus Roberts | 08 August 2011
Chrystia Freeland presents an argument why demography is the answer to our economic woes.

Russia, Abortion and Demography

Marcus Roberts | 07 July 2011
The Russian Duma passes a bill that will tighten the laws relating to abortion advertising.

Busy schedule ahead

Marcus Roberts | 29 June 2011
A fascinating and far-reaching discussion about the future of the family is about to kick off in Moscow.

Russian Duma welcomes delegates

Larry Jacobs | 28 June 2011
“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

Marcus Roberts | 08 June 2011
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

Peter Saunders | 03 May 2011
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.’

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