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Russia looks at its declining population
Island Turtle ^ | April 18, 2009 | Corky Boyd

Posted on 04/18/2009 1:28:17 PM PDT by Corky Boyd

Russia has a major problem with population loss. Today’s Moscow Times reports on a study (Babel fish translation here) which addresses the causes, consequences and potential cures for its declining population.

"At present, even with immigration, the population of the Russian Federation is declining by almost a million people a year, she writes, and consequently it is time to pay close attention not just to the overall figure but to the specific consequences of the depopulation of the country."

The population of the Soviet Union, when it was disbanded in 1991, was 293 million.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: birthrate; depopulation; russia

1 posted on 04/18/2009 1:28:17 PM PDT by Corky Boyd
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To: Corky Boyd

Gee I wonder why? Abortion, murder, and excessive drinking tends to lower the population.


2 posted on 04/18/2009 1:30:12 PM PDT by Perdogg (University of North Carolina - 2009 NCAA basketball champs)
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To: Corky Boyd

Why procreate if you’re just accidental pond scum?


3 posted on 04/18/2009 1:30:32 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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To: Perdogg

ummm..come to Brooklyn. your missing people are all here.


4 posted on 04/18/2009 1:30:44 PM PDT by wiggen
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To: Corky Boyd

HEY!!! I have the solution! We have 20 million (or more) illegals here that don’t want to be home, and most want to work - come get all you can and put them to work over there!!!!

What a country!!!


5 posted on 04/18/2009 1:32:01 PM PDT by TheBattman (Pray for our country...)
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To: Corky Boyd

They need to act to counter this trend. All they have to work with are military weapons. Georgia is just the beginning.


6 posted on 04/18/2009 1:32:22 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Perdogg

You forgot birth control. Wonder how we would stack up without immigration.


7 posted on 04/18/2009 1:32:31 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: Corky Boyd

We need to send the poor Russkis 12 million of our illegal mexicans.


8 posted on 04/18/2009 1:40:00 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Perdogg

You really think that murders are having a significant impact on their population? That’s pretty ridiculous.


9 posted on 04/18/2009 1:42:30 PM PDT by aNYCguy
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To: Perdogg

Short version - sin destroys a nation.


10 posted on 04/18/2009 1:50:14 PM PDT by Marie2 (No, we're NOT "all socialists now.")
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To: Marie2

Abortion is a standard method of birth control, still and yet. As Natasha, my interpreter during a Ukrainian tour a while back said, “Why bring forth children to be beggars?”


11 posted on 04/18/2009 1:51:55 PM PDT by RJR_fan (Winners and lovers shape the future. Whiners and losers TRY TO PREDICT IT.)
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To: TheBattman
Yes, good idea. We have plenty to export, but Russia would only sink further and faster.

Many things need to be done in Russia. Among these are encouraging the resurgence of religion freedom and teaching family values by example. Another is discouraging the national past time - vodka consumption. And, of course, there need to be incentives to grow businesses to help to create employment and to strengthen the economy.

There are a million changes Russia needs to make, and until there is the promise of hope, people will not want to bring children into a world with a dark future.

12 posted on 04/18/2009 1:57:16 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Corky Boyd

It could be because no one wants to live in the hell hole their government has created.


13 posted on 04/18/2009 1:57:59 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Corky Boyd

Compulsory sex orgies??


14 posted on 04/18/2009 2:00:19 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: Swede Girl

The Russians, Ukranians, and other CIS countries are having a massive religous resurgence. I live in Moldova which is still “communist” controlled and there is religous freedom. They are primarily Orthodox. I have also been to Moscow on several occasions. The old churches are being rebuilt and new ones are under construction everywhere. Even Putin had a traditional wooden church built at his country home.
From what I see going on here there are a lot of Americans who could come take some lessons in family values. I have been amazed at what I have seen in the past 5 years.


15 posted on 04/18/2009 2:12:32 PM PDT by flash2368 (Scary Times)
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To: Corky Boyd

First step: institute the rule of LAW. Until then, nothing will help.


16 posted on 04/18/2009 2:14:42 PM PDT by Marie Antoinette (Proud Clinton-hater since 1998.)
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To: Corky Boyd
I was just thinking of the Russian Revolution. For many it had to be hell on earth to be helpless and to see the peasants take over their entire country. Even though it lasted until the 1990’s, there is no way it can be considered a success.

These are my thoughts when I see the Obama crowds. Much like the peasants, these people want more government control. There is a difference, though. At least the Russian peasants were not immune to labor and working the fields. Our Obama voters are the non-producers and the takers who consider work something to be avoided as long as they get their government checks. In my view, that is quite ominous.

17 posted on 04/18/2009 2:20:38 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: flash2368
That's good to hear. That is step one.

And, yes, we also need major lessons in family values here in the New World. The Old World time-tested values are leaving us quickly. It's time to come home to Mama.

18 posted on 04/18/2009 2:26:24 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Corky Boyd

If the Russkies haven’t realized it by now, they should. Their future is to be a client state to China - which will eventually populate the vast empty spaces of eastern Russia.


19 posted on 04/18/2009 2:42:06 PM PDT by Humvee (Beliefs are more powerful than facts - Paulus Atreides)
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To: Perdogg

First Russia, then the United States.


20 posted on 04/18/2009 2:56:02 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: aNYCguy

5th highest per capita in the world.


21 posted on 04/18/2009 4:08:31 PM PDT by Perdogg (University of North Carolina - 2009 NCAA basketball champs)
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To: Swede Girl

You sure you aren’t talking about what AMERICA needs to do? Other than the “Vodka” part - which could easily be substituted with smoking dope/crack/meth and alcoholism in general...


22 posted on 04/19/2009 5:56:29 AM PDT by TheBattman (Pray for our country...)
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