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Russia must adapt to shrinking population
| Douglas Birch
Posted on 10/04/2009 9:37:44 PM PDT by Saije
Russia's population has fallen by 6.6 million since 1993, despite the influx of millions of immigrants, a United Nations report said Monday, and by 2025 the country could lose a further 11 million people.
...Russia's mortality rate is among the highest in the developed world, with average life expectancy for males at barely 60 years....
A study published in June in The Lancet medical journal found that drinking has caused more than half of deaths among Russians aged 15 to 54 since the 1991 Soviet collapse.
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
KEYWORDS: alcohol; birthrate; deaths; population; russia
60 years is the average life expectancy. I guess that explains why no one's holding up Russia's health care system as the best model.
posted on 10/04/2009 9:37:44 PM PDT
posted on 10/04/2009 9:41:33 PM PDT
by Extremely Extreme Extremist
(90% of the fedgov is unconstitutional. The other 10% besides the military doesnt know what it's doin)
single russian economist w/ phd in accounting seeks over the hill, bald, American for brunch. :^)
posted on 10/04/2009 9:45:36 PM PDT
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The men all drink themselves to death, and the Russian socialized healthcare system is beyond awful.
posted on 10/04/2009 9:59:24 PM PDT
(When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
and a grotesque abortion rate.
Wikipedia ‘In 2001, 1,320,000 children were born in Russia, while 1,800,000 abortions were performed.’
posted on 10/04/2009 9:59:34 PM PDT
(The second mouse gets the cheese.)
But they don’t live long enough to develop the problems of the elderly!
posted on 10/04/2009 10:54:25 PM PDT
by The Antiyuppie
("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
russia... when you are fed up with the fat, pierced, tattooed liberal freaks in america
posted on 10/05/2009 12:04:55 AM PDT
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"russia... when you are fed up with the fat, pierced, tattooed liberal freaks in america"
har har! oh wait, your post rings true. ;) g-nite!
I remember Peter Drucker, the great management guru, observing over thirty years ago that Russia had a declining life expectancy, that it was the only developed nation that had a reversal in life length, and that portended a decline in the USSR.
He called it long before the Soviet Union fell, simply based on demographics.
Iran is in that position today.
posted on 10/05/2009 1:40:52 AM PDT
(Hope and Change or Rope and Chains?)
They are right about the drinking part.
I have seen Russians and Ukrainians drink and it is mind boggling how much they can consume at one sitting.
posted on 10/05/2009 3:31:28 AM PDT
by Jimmy Valentine
(DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
A large, empty country will soon attract settlers from adjoining areas. The Chinese are already starting to move in.
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