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Russia must avoid the demographic situation of the 1990-ies, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during the annual report to the state Duma on the work of the government on Wednesday, April 17. It is quoted by TASS.
“Today, we are acutely aware of the “demographic echo” of the 1990-ies, when in Russia the death rate exceeded the birth rate. Demographers even call it a “Russian cross”. People born in 1990-e years, unfortunately, a little”, — he said.
According to him, today the important task to avoid similar demographic failure and increase life expectancy. “To 78 years — to 2024, 2030, up to 80 years. It is also a national goal,” he said.
In July last year the Minister of labour and social protection Maxim Topilin explained the necessity of raising the retirement age demographic hole 1990-ies, which today reduced the number of working citizens.
About the consequences of the demographic crisis and said President Vladimir Putin in his address to the citizens on pension reform.
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