Yet another story of falling populations.
Russia’s population shrank by about half a million last year.
There were 229,700 more deaths between January and November 2020 than in the same period the previous year.
Putin has long called for greater efforts towards population growth. Last year, he blamed the trend on low incomes.
Experts say further causes other than the pandemic are the migration of younger, well-educated people abroad and the low birth rate.
Russia: Population shrinks for first time in 15 years | Russia News | Al Jazeera
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