Source Pravda.Ru

Russia's Demographic situation alarming

The demographic situation in Russia is characterized by a number of Negative trends, it runs counter to Russia’s strategic interests and presents a threat to Russia’s national security, say the documents prepared by the Labour and Social Development Ministry for today’s cabinet meeting. It also speaks of a steady depopulation currently being there accompanied by the “population’s progressing ageing, low birth rate, and also elevated mortality of the those capable of working.” At that, “migration does not compensate the population’s decline,” RIA Novosti reports.