By 2050, Russia’s population will fall to 133 million people, according to the report of the expert Committee of the Department of economic and social Affairs of the United Nations.
According to the forecast of researchers, then, compared with year 2015, the population of Russia will shrink by almost 20 million people, informs Rus.Media.
Also, according to experts, about 74% of the population will live in the city, the rest in rural areas.
According to Rosstat, last year the birth rate in Russia fell by 10% – the highest figure over the last decade. The country still maintains the natural population decline; according to the forecasts of Rosstat it will increase.
The average life expectancy in Russia today is 72.5 years. Experts have previously described the causes of low life expectancy, high consumption of alcohol, poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle.
In early may Russian President Vladimir Putin in his may decree” instructed to increase Russians ‘ life expectancy to 78 years until 2024. The President demanded from the government to increase the share of Russians who are engaged in physical culture and lead a healthy lifestyle, to 55 percent.
According to UN estimates, the population will be reduced in Belarus and Moldova by about a million people, Ukraine’s population will shrink by 8 million people will fall to 36.5. In Latvia and Lithuania the population decline of 25% is approximately half a million people.
At the same time in the countries of Central Asia, UN predicts a population increase:
- In Kazakhstan the number of inhabitants will grow from 17.5 million to nearly 23 million people.
- In Kyrgyzstan, from 5.8 to 8.1 million people.
- The number of inhabitants of Tajikistan will increase from 8.5 to 14.5 million
- Turkmenistan – from 5.5 to 7.8 million
The largest increase is expected in Uzbekistan. There are a number of residents will increase by 10 million people – to 40.9 million.