Is this the same Russia that has a gdp growth of 10% and endless oil wealth? And why are they loosing population?
Italy has the lowest birth rate on the planet.
It has to do with money, I'm told.
more abortions than births. poverty. alcoholism. abysmal state run health care. only about 15% of the population approaching child bearing age are "healthy"
They are losing their rate of growth in population due to ABORTION.
When you kill one child -- you are killing all the children she and he were meant to have, too.
It seems to me that the reason why goes beyond what Mr. Steyn was barking about. You'd think that trend would reverse a bit. Perhaps some more muslim regions in Russia and parts of Siberia will actually break away from the federation. The remainder of Russia might even be better off as a result.