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...