June 28, 2019
The Population of Russia, Today and Tomorrow
By Gaiane Safarova
Russia has a very specific demographic footprint; its fertility, mortality, and migration rates, as well as its age composition, all affect its performance domestically and on the world stage. Russia’s current demographics were shaped by its history, particularly crises like World War II, and its future will be deeply affected by conditions like its dropping fertility rate and aging population.
The objective of this issue brief, “The Population of Russia, Today and Tomorrow,” by Dr. Gaiane Safarova is to present the main issues in Russia’s current demographic situation and future trends. This publication provides a guide to the core developments that should be touched upon when talking about the country’s demographic situation
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