Skip to comments.Russia's President Wants to Turn Around Population Decline
Posted on 11/30/2010 2:02:49 PM PST by kronos77
Russia's president devoted the largest part of his annual State of Russia speech to reversing Russia's population decline.
If Russian couples have a third child, they will get a baby bonus, better health care, and free land to build a house or dacha, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev promised in his annual State of Russia speech.
Political analysts were hoping to hear about missiles or democracy. Instead they got babies.
Twenty years ago, just before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Kremlin ruled an empire with a population slightly larger than that of the United States. Today, Russia has less than half the population of the United States.
And Russia's population of 142 million people is aging fast, a sign of bigger drops ahead, President Medvedev said.
The president said Russians will have to increase birth rates to overcome the demographic ax blow of the 1990s. Due to the post-communist economic collapse, there may not be enough fertile age women for Russia to maintain its population size. Mr. Medvedev, the father of one child, said two will not do. It must be three.
Mr. Medvedev also called for a Russia without orphanages. He said Russian families should adopt Russian children.
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All by himself?
Its dirty work, but....
Mr. Medvedev, the father of one child, said two will not do. It must be three.That's rich.
It will sure help him look more manly than Putin.
Hey, why don’t we send a whole bunch of folks to Russia! For example, much of the populations of Detroit, Oakland, Chicago, Trenton, St. Louis, Baltimore, Columbus.....
Why don’t they just outlaw abortion?
Due to the post-communist economic collapse, there may not be enough fertile age women for Russia to maintain its population size.
They all became Mail Order Brides in New Jersey..
We’ve got some Mexicans that can do that work!
I did see anti-abortion billboards in Moscow and I suspect they were government sponsored.
Clarion call to Bill Clinton
“Mr. Medvedev also called for a Russia without orphanages. He said Russian families should adopt Russian children.”
Fine words. Why doesn’t Medvedev go first and set an example. Meanwhile millions of kids languish in institutions as despised outcasts of inferior parentage (in the Russian mind). And nationalists like Medvedev huff and puff and stall on letting foreigners adopt them.
In fact Medvedev- let’s see you adopt a child of mixed race from your country’s orphanage system.
Maybe they can adopt female Chinese babies.
It dosent work that way. State should put fundings, education and make people want to have babies, larger families. Outlawing abortion is just part of the job.
Don't even think about it Boris.
But Natasha, Vlad says it's our patriotic duty!
Allow immigrants from Islamic countries. The population will explode. Oh, wait.
I believe Russia is not only facing a declining population but an increasing percent of Muslims in that declining population.
Who knew Russia had the same size population as Mexico.
If they hadn’t killed so many of them off in the last century...
Communism spent 70+ years destroying the family, destroying trust in society, destroying religious faith, while promoting materialism above all else. And they think a proclamation from the President and some tax breaks are going to fix the problem of generational suicide?
Let’s talk again in 2050.
You can't fault him for trying.... with his new 24-year old gymnast girlfriend.
Meanwhile, Western civilization is birth controlling, aborting, and immigrating itself out of existence.
I may not be a fan of Mr. Putin’s but he is spot on right about this subject.
I’ve often wondered why Russia and other European countries with demographic problems don’t recruit immigrants from Latin American countries.
Seems like they’d assimilate a lot easier than Muslims.
In fact, we’ve got 10 to 12M illegal ones here that Russia can have free. We’ll pay the shipping and even throw in support for their first year.
Seriously, why isn’t anybody looking at this possibility?
Maybe because nobody, including Russians, wants to live in Russia?
I suppose their favorite drink will be a 'Black Russian'...ha ha...get it...Black Russian?
Geldings need not apply. Hillary had him fixed...
Ha. It is the Muslim Russkies who will take up Medvedev’s offer and have 3 + kids, gaining free healthcare, free land, etc.
The Law of Unintended Consequences strikes again.
Send him our illegal aliens. And Detroit.
People who have no hope, don’t want children to be born into a terrible society. This was the original reason Russia’s birth rate dropped and is probably the reason it is still dropping.
and San Francisco
San Francisco coupling does not produce children.
So? Just another good reason to get rid of them.
During those 20 years (and the 20 before it), the U.S. has had an explosion of unchecked third-world immigration, legal and illegal.
Which differs from the United States...how?
The USSR is what happens when a Fourth World country has access to unlimited supplies of vodka.
Ive often wondered why Russia and other European countries with demographic problems dont recruit immigrants from Latin American countries.
Seems like theyd assimilate a lot easier than Muslims.
I need to research this further, but somewhere I just read that Hamas and Hezbollah had something like 20,000 Muslims in Venezuela and Brazil.
The Muslims are infiltrating everywhere it seems.
No communists and no babushkas. Those are my two bugaboos.
If Russia is willing to pay my airfare I’d be willing to offer my services.........
I,for one,find Eastern European women distinctly unappealing.I'm not sure why...I think it's that Slavic round face.
And yes...Eastern European women very probably find *me* unappealing too so it works both ways.
Kudos to the Russians.
Without immigration, the US is contracepting and aborting itself into oblivion only a half step behind Russia and the other countries nativist neocons delight to spit upon. I do not expect to see the day Americans have the Russia-sized balls necessary to name the problem out loud as Medvedev has done.
Unchecked illegal immigration is the only thing saving the US economy from being in the same trouble as Russia, Japan, and much of Western Europe.
I’d like to ask all those blowhards yelling about illegals who they think is going to be paying their social security and medicare. Who do they think is going to man the economy and create the consumer markets that make the US a worthwhile place to invest?
“Who knew Russia had the same size population as Mexico.”
Is that counting the Mexican population here in the U.S.?
I think he’s right on the money. We’ve got the same problem in the US. We really can’t have so few workers and so many on Social Security. Rand Paul mentioned after the election how we might have to raise the retirement age substantially.
Any time a politician talks about the need to raise the social security age, it’s a recognition that we can’t have half the population too old to work. Rand Paul has mentioned this recently.
Even when it’s Medvedev it’s still Putin.
That's OK... it's a buffet out there.. you don't have to sample every dish on the table!
A guy I used to work with used to receive an email from a Russian mail order bride service just before lunch on Tuesdays.
He'd forward the email in all it's glory to several of us with "Russian Whores" in the subject line...
My favorite was the four page spread...
1. Some Cossack chick clad in a bikini beginning to take a dip in the icy, muddy Lake Kubyshevskoye.
2. Posing in a Kazan potato field, wearing a low cut blouse, sprawled across the hood of an abandoned Russian sedan.
3. Modeling the latest in Belorussian lingerie in the interior of a Soviet block house.
4. In casual attire, in front of a Christmas (or May Day) feast, arm placed conspicuously around the shoulders of a lop-sided, smiling 7 year old son dressed in a cowboy outfit.
Personally, I don't expect anyone to pay my Social Security or Medicare. I can't imagine it will still be there.
I plan on working until I'm disabled or dead, just like dozens upon dozens of generations before me did.
I highly doubt upwards of thirty million third worlders, with foreign allegiances, a distaste for education, law abiding, and assimilation, are going to provide anywhere near the tax revenue as to what they're going to take.
Aside from Petroleum extraction and labor intensive agriculture, what do people invest in Mexico now?
You never, ever, disappoint.
I don’t dislike Russians. I have a Russian doctor who has a Polish accent and grew up two hundred miles from the Polish border. He is quite handsome and my age. Naturally, I don’t entirely mind going to a clinic to get my medical problems solved. He’s so cute!