The demographic collapse of the 1990s years in the near future will create problems for recruitment into the Russian army. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin said at the forum of the Russian popular front (onf), the broadcast of which led the TV channel “Russia-24”.
“In 1990-e years we had a big dip in the demographics. In this regard, even with recruitment in the near future there will be problems. Because this trend is the failure of demographics will make itself felt in the near future”, — Putin said (quoted by “Interfax”).
As the President noted, in those years the population was reduced by approximately one million people each year, and all forecasts indicated that by 2020 the population of Russia is 140 million people. The head of state stressed: “to date, However, this trend broke with you”.
“Since 2007 all of us the joy of the rising birth rate in the country, and in the last three years, thank God, has been a natural population growth. This is our big achievement,” — said Putin.
However, he noted that the birth rate depends on “not from men or women health”, but primarily on the socio-economic situation in the country.
“It (the socio-economic situation) and now with big problems, we have a lot of problems. And with your help we are working on them, but still a lot of them. Nevertheless, this trend (population growth) is,” the President added.
According to Rosstat, at present the population of Russia is 146,5 million. The population in the age group 0 to 4 years increased steadily since 2003. According to the state statistics service, in 2020 the population will be 146,9 million people, but then this figure will start to decrease and by 2030 will amount to 143,2 million, and by 2031 — 142,6 million