The average life expectancy in Russia by the end of 2015 has reached its historical maximum and amounted to 71.4 years. This was stated by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a government meeting, which discussed the plan of actions for implementation in 2016-2020 the concept of the demographic policy, reports “RIA Novosti”.
“Over the [previous] years of implementing the concept of life expectancy has increased by almost four years. This is a very good result. Reached overall, I emphasize, a historical high — that is the historical maximum for all time of observations, including and the Soviet period. In 2015 it was 71,39,” Medvedev said.
He noted that to stop the mortality and population decline and to increase the standard of living helped conducted in the last decades the policy of the state.
A month ago, on 10 March, the Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the average life expectancy of Russians has increased to 72.2 years. According to her, most increased the life expectancy for men by six months in 2015.
“Drink less?” the Prime Minister asked the Skvortsova. She said, “Well partly Yes, because the mortality of the working-age population decreased significantly — on average by 4.5%”.
According to Rosstat, the average life expectancy of Russians is constantly growing since 2003 and since then has increased with 64,84 to 70,93 year in 2014. According to preliminary data of the Ministry, given on March 15th, by the end of 2015, life expectancy will be 71,39 year.