Russia’s President Wants to Turn Around Population Decline

Posted By on November 30, 2010

From Voice of America:

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.

Read the entire article HERE. For more information on declining birth rates worldwide, click on “Demographic Winter” in the sidebar.

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