29 Jan 2022, 10:18

Russian population falls by 1.04 mn in 2021 in historic drop

MOSCOW, Jan 29, 2022 (BSS/AFP) - Russia's population declined by
more than one million people in 2021, the country's statistics
agency Rosstat reported Friday, a historic drop not seen since the
collapse of the Soviet Union.

     The country's ongoing demographic woes have been exacerbated
the pandemic and Rosstat figures showed that more than 660,000
with coronavirus had died since the beginning of the pandemic.

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