Averting a Demographic Nightmare in Russia and Eastern Europe
Over the past 20 years, newspaper readers across the world had grown accustomed to alarming headlines with some variant of “The Russians are Dying Out”. In the first ten years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, a catastrophic fall in Russia’s birth rate was accompanied by a disturbingly low life expectancy.
Filip Mazurczak, from the George Washington University, discusses the negative effects of Russia's post-Soviet demographic slump.
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