Rosstat stated again the reduction of the population

statistics reported a preliminary assessment of the country’s population at the beginning of the year. On January 1, 2020 it amounted to 146 million 745,1 thousands of people. It is noted that the indices decrease as of January 1, 2019, the population was 146 million 780,7 thousand people as of 1 January 2018 the country’s population of 146 million 880,4 thousands of people.

Thus, the population of Russia in 2019 decreased on 35,6 thousand people. In recent times the number of people decreased in 2008, and after him nine years in a row grew.

most people live in cities. The number of people in them on January 1, 2020 amounted to 109 million 548,4 thousands of people. The rural population in times less than the 37 million the 196.7 thousand people.

Increased the number of people living in Moscow. In 2019, the data showed 12 million 615,3 thousand people, and in 2020 the population has increased to 12 million 692,5 thousand people, reports “Interfax”.

According to Rosstat, the average option would reduce the population to 143 million people by 2036. The high scenario assumes the population growth by the beginning of this year to 150,1 million people. As for the low scenario, the beginning of 2036, the population of Russia can decrease to 134,3 million.

the Rosstat prepares a population projection of the country annually. It includes three versions of events, among which the low, medium and high. The rating is compiled on the basis of various hypotheses, including future trends in fertility, mortality, migration.

Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in the Message to the Federal Assembly noted that the fate of the country and its historical perspective depends on how many children are born in Russian families. In 2020, families in which the first son is born, will be able to get maternity capital.