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 Russia - Demographics
In 1994 the population of Russia fell by 920,000.
Contributing to Russia's long-term population decline is a projected mortality rate increase from 11.3 per 1,000 population in 1985 to 15.9 per 1,000 in 2005.
Geographically, the lowest average life expectancy in Russia is in the Siberian Republic of Tyva, and the highest figures are in the Caucasus Republic of Dagestan and in the Volga region.
countrystudies.us /russia/29.htm   (2865 words)

  
 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Russia
The Early East Slavs constituted the bulk of the population in Western Russia from the 7th century onwards and slowly assimilated the native Finno-Ugric tribes, such as the Merya, the Muromians and the Meshchera.
Russia saw its comparatively developed centrally planned economy contract severely for five years, as the executive and the legislature dithered over the implementation of reforms and Russia's aging industrial base faced a serious decline.
Population is densest in the European part of Russia, in the Ural Mountains area, and in the south-western parts of Siberia; the south-eastern part of Siberia that meets the Pacific Ocean, known as the Russian Far East, is sparsely populated, with its southern part being densest.
www.britain.tv /wikipedia.php?title=Russia   (6335 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Russia
The boundaries of Russia are: on the north, the Arctic Ocean; on the west, Sweden, Norway, the Baltic Sea, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Rumania; on the south, the Black Sea, Turkey, Persia, the Caspian Sea; Afghanistan, and China; on the east, the Pacific Ocean.
Russia shares the possession of the Baltic Sea with Sweden, Germany, and Denmark, and its waters have been the highway of Russian commerce since the time of Peter the Great, although their shores are rugged and reefs numerous.
Russia is a great agricultural nation; three-quarters of its population derive their support from the soil, which furnishes the most important resources of the country.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13231c.htm   (19652 words)

  
 Russia Demographics and Geography - Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online
Russia, Russian Rossiya, largest and dominant constituent republic of the Russian Federation, E Europe and N Asia; (cap.) Moscow.
In 1547, Ivan IV (or “the Terrible”; reigned 1533–1584) was crowned czar of all Russia, crushing opposition of the feudal nobles—boyars— and conquering the middle and lower Volga.
Russia in the 17th century was not regarded as a member of the European community of nations, and it lagged economically behind Western Europe.
www.columbiagazetteer.org /public/Russia.html   (1464 words)

  
 Top20Russia.com - Your Top20 Guide to Russia!
The vast lands of present Russia were home to disunited tribes who were variously overwhelmed by invading Goths, Huns, and Turkish Avars between the third and sixth centuries C.E. The Iranian Scythians populated the southern steppes, and a Turkic people, the Khazars, ruled the western portion of these lands through the 8th century.
The northern part of Russia together with Novgorod retained some degree of autonomy during the time of the Mongol yoke and was largely spared the atrocities that affected the rest of the country.
Russia saw its comparatively developed centrally-planned economy contract severely for five years, as the executive and legislature dithered over the implementation of reforms and Russia's industrial base faced a serious decline.
www.top20russia.com   (4179 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Main articles: Subdivisions of Russia, Federal districts of Russia, Federal subjects of Russia, Republics of Russia, Oblasts of Russia, Krais of Russia, Autonomous Oblasts of Russia, Autonomous Districts of Russia, Federal cities of Russia.
The recent arrest of Russia's most successful businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky on charges of fraud and corruption in relation to the large-scale privatizations organised under then-President Yeltsin has caused many foreign investors to worry about the stability of the Russian economy.
Russia is fairly sparsely populated and has extremely low average population density due to its enormous size; population is densest in the European part of Russia, in the Ural Mountains area, and in the south-eastern part of Siberia.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Russia   (2208 words)

  
 Demographics of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Russian is the common official language throughout Russia understood by 99% of its current inhabitants and widespread in many adjacent areas of Asia and Eastern Europe.
Vladimir Putin and Alexius II The most widespread religion in Russia is Eastern Orthodox Christianity dominated by Russian Orthodox Church.
Russia and Ukraine are said to have the highest growth rates of HIV infection in the world outside Sub-Saharan Africa.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Demographics_of_Russia   (1813 words)

  
 International Adoption Agency | Demographics :: Russia
Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of area, being about 1.8 times the size of the United States.
Russia holds many natural resources, such as oil, natural gas, coal, and timber.
Russia is considered a highly educated nation, as there is 99.6% adult literacy, with more than 40% of the population having university degrees.
www.faithfuladoption.org /adoption/russia/demographics.aspx   (147 words)

  
 DEMOGRAPHICS: Russia's population implosion a warning to Europe - 9 August 2003
Russia's birth rate is 1.17 children per woman of child bearing age.
London blames "a dramatic decline in the desire for reproduction among the younger generation", explaining that "the prevalence of one-child families, the decline in the number of recorded marriages, the increase in cohabitation, and the rise in divorce are all symptoms of this condition."
Russia, along with much of the West, "is in the midst of an historic revolution that is weakening the family, devaluing the role of children, and threatening depopulation...
www.newsweekly.com.au /articles/2003aug09_d.html   (1333 words)

  
 Western Resistance: Russia: Creeping Muslim Offensive for Control
This demographic weapon has already encouraged Muslim clerics to call for having a vice-president in the federal government who would be responsible for Muslim affairs, and such a position would be held by a Muslim.
For over 300 years, these Muslim states had terrorized Russia with constant brutal and devastating invasions where entire cities were erased from the face of the earth, and women and children targeted for sex slavery.
Given current demographics in Russia and a political elite ever so eager to appease the Muslim world, that day looks likely to come, whether it take 25 or 50 years.
www.westernresistance.com /blog/archives/001837.html   (1065 words)

  
 Russia: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
During the reign of Alexander I (1801–1825), Napoléon's attempt to subdue Russia was defeated (1812–1813), and new territory was gained, including Finland (1809) and Bessarabia (1812).
Russia maintained that a political solution was impossible until Islamic militants in Chechnya had been vanquished.
Russia was initially alarmed in 2001 when the U.S. announced its rejection of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty of 1972, which for 30 years had been viewed as a crucial force in keeping the nuclear arms race under control.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107909.html   (3141 words)

  
 Population, Russian Demographics - Johnson's Russia List 1-24-03
Moscow, 22 January: The results of Russia's 9 to 16 October nationwide census will be published at the beginning of April, State Statistics Committee Chairman Vladimir Sokolin told the State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, on Wednesday [22 January].
He added that Russia's population now stands at 145m people, according to the census preliminary results, whereas the population was expected at 143m people.
The latest census data "refutes sceptics' forecasts that the country's population has dropped significantly from the number that was registered during the 1989 census", Zorin said.
www.cdi.org /russia/johnson/7031-1.cfm   (233 words)

  
 Russia - Gurupedia
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Russia has been an independent country since the dissolution of the union in December 1991.
A fact often mentioned about Russia is that the federation spans eleven time zones from eastern Europe to the easternmost point in
Russia saw its economy contract for five years, as the executive and
www.gurupedia.com /r/ru/russia.htm   (2034 words)

  
 Russia and Russian History Profile Biography and Encylopedia Entry Arkansas Encyclopedia Essay
Russia borders on Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland (the latter two via an exclave on the coast of the Baltic Sea), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan,
World War I led to the Russian Revolution in 1917 that was followed by the proclamation of the Soviet Union under Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin, and the Russian Civil War, in which the Communist or Red forces defeated the Czarist or White forces.
The most practical way to describe Russia is as a main part (a large contiguous portion with its off-shore islands) and anexclave (at the southeast corner of the Baltic Sea).
69fingers.8k.com   (2489 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Europe | Putin warns on population decline
Russia's declining population is the biggest problem the state faces today, President Vladimir Putin has said.
Mr Putin said Russia's population had witnessed an annual decline of 700,000 people, because of low birth rates, high mortality and migration.
Russia's population is estimated to be just under 143m people.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/4757261.stm   (403 words)

  
 Russia Blog: Russian Demographics
Out of these 20 million men: 1 million are imprisoned, 4 million are in the military or law enforcement agencies, 5 million are unemployed, 4 million are chronic alcoholics, and 1 million are drug addicts.
Russia Blog presents up-to-date news, facts and commentary on the state of events in Russia and the former Soviet Union.
The Blog is created and managed by Yuri Mamchur, a composer and a Senior Foreign Policy Fellow with the Discovery Institute, and edited by Charles Ganske, a writer with Discovery's Project for Technology and Democracy.
www.russiablog.org /2005/05/russian_demographics.html   (159 words)

  
 CyberSleuth_kids: Russia
The economy of Russia experienced a dramatic transformation in the 1990s.
Explore Russia's rich history through the lives of some of its most famous leaders.
The history of Russia begins with that of the East Slavs, the ethnic group that eventually split into the Russians, Ukrainians, and Belarusians.
cybersleuth-kids.com /sleuth/Geography/Europe/Russia/index1.htm   (238 words)

  
 RAND | Monograph/Reports | Dire Demographics: Population Trends in the Russian Federation
Dire Demographics: Population Trends in the Russian Federation
In sum, thedemographic problems Russia faces indicate it may do better to focus onqualitative indicators, such as the health and welfare of its population,than on quantitative indicators, such as the overall size of its population.
The research described in this report was performed within the Population Matters program under the auspices of RAND's Labor and Population program.
www.rand.org /publications/MR/MR1273   (416 words)

  
 RUSSIA: information about Russia from demographics to the weather. Russian Geography, History of Russia
A clear and concise collection of facts about Russia courtesy of the CIA detailing everything from population demographics and education levels to questions of geopolitical significance and economics.
A close examination of the region of Russia's greatest river and the bread basket of modern Russia covering everything from the impressive agricultural significance of the region to the ancient cities and economy of today.
Contemporary Russia analyzed, the Russia of today holds much from the past while at the same time being a completely new and rather unpredictable entity.
www.guidetorussia.org /geopolitics.shtml   (614 words)

  
 Russia and the Former Soviet Republics Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Russia and the Former Soviet Republics Historical Maps
Russia - Major Defense Industry Facilities in Russia from Defense Industries of the Newly Independent States of Eurasia.
Russia - Youth (ages 0 to 15) as Percent of Total Population 2000 U.S. Agency for International Development 2002 (1.1MB) [pdf format]
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/commonwealth.html   (838 words)

  
 Russia - Links for Geog 108
Russia's population has been shrinking ever since 1992.
This is an actual website hosted in Russia, and can be viewed in either the English or Russian Language.
Essentially, everything noteworthy that has happened in Russia can be searched for here and there will be a link to it.
www.cwu.edu /~knightad   (239 words)

  
 Russia, Population, Demographics, Rand
Several weeks ago you were kind enough to post an announcement to Johnson's Russia List about a RAND publication on Russian demographics.
The first of these briefs, co-sponsored by the RAND Center for Russia and Eurasia, is entitled "Dire Demographics Cast a Shadow on Russia's Future." It discusses the policy implications of population trends in the Russian Federation, including for security and social welfare issues.
The third brief on "Russia's Mortality Crisis" discusses health care policy implications of the high death rates in Russia, including the changes in health care funding or education that might be indicated.
www.cdi.org /russia/Johnson/5547-8.cfm   (269 words)

  
 Russia Is Finished
A prominent demographer warns that the spread of tuberculosis and AIDS in Russia will soon make Western hand-wringing over the pace of Russian "economic reform" seem quaint.
The global triumph of democracy was to be the glorious climax of the American Century.
The U.S. State Department's profile of Russia: an overview of Russia's history, geography, demographics, government, and relations with the United States.
www.theatlantic.com /doc/prem/200105/tayler   (432 words)

  
 Demographics of Russian-speaking population in Norway
This amounts to one Russian per 500 Norwegians (much more in Northern Norway, less in rural areas of the rest of the country).
This plot was obtained by adding together the number of citizens of USSR, Russia (after 1991) and Ukraine who lived in Norway according to the statistics (numbers for January 1st of each year).
I think, what we see so far can be interpreted as restoring the normal equilibrium after cold war's iron curtain lifted.
www.russia.no /regional/demographics   (580 words)

  
 Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As a result, the country was defeated in the Crimean War, 1853–1856, by an alliance of major European powers, including Britain, France, Ottoman Empire, and Piedmont-Sardinia.
Many more Russian banks have very high international ratings by Moody's and Fitch, including "investment" level.
Other countries have expressed concerns and worries at the "selective" application of the law against individual businessmen, though the government actions have been received positively by most of the aggravated Russians.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Russia   (6424 words)

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