Population decline in Russia increased by 70%

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Record mortality in Russia amid coronavirus pandemic

The number of deaths in the Russian Federation in January-August 2021 increased by 18.5% – up to 1 million 523 646 people.

In the first eight months of 2021 in Russia, the natural population decline – the excess of the number of deaths over the number of births – increased by 71.6% compared to January-August 2020 and amounted to 595.3 thousand people against 346.9 thousand people a year earlier … On Friday, October 8, reports Interfax with reference to Rosstat data.

At the same time, the number of births in January-August 2021 decreased by 1.1% – to 928,184 children from 938,295 in January-August 2020.

The number of deaths in the Russian Federation in January-August 2021 increased by 18.5% – to 1 million 523 646 people from 1 million 285 199 people in January-August 2020.

The natural population decline in the Russian Federation in 2020 more than doubled – to 688.7 thousand people from 316.2 thousand people in 2019. This indicator became the maximum since 2005 – then the natural population decline was 846.6 thousand people.

According to Rosstat, the resident population of the Russian Federation as of August 1, 2021 was 145.8 million people.

Recall that in 2021 in Ukraine fertility rates reach their lowest levels over the past 30 years. The last time the population growth was observed in Ukraine back in the days of the USSR – in 1990, since then it has only been decreasing.

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