According to the data released by the Statistical Office of the Russian Federation on the 28th, the number of Russian residents decreased by about 510,000 in 2020.
According to preliminary data released on the website of the Russian Federal Statistical Office on the 28th, as of January 1, 2021, the population of Russia was about 1462.3 million.
Compared with about 146.74 million on January 1, 2020, the number of Russian residents decreased by about 510,000 in 2020. This is the year where the number of Russian residents has decreased the most in nearly 15 years.
The Russian Federal Statistical Office said that the last time Russia’s population decreased significantly was in 2005, a decrease of about 600,000.
According to the data, the number of Russian residents increased year by year between 2008 and the beginning of 2018, reaching an all-time high of about 1469.0 million at the beginning of 2018.
In 2018 and 2019, the number of Russian residents decreased by about 100,000 per year.
Since the mid-1990s, Russia’s population has declined for many consecutive years.
Therefore, the Russian government has introduced a series of measures to encourage childbirth, such as issuing “mother’s funds” and subsidies to newborn families.
However, the population growth situation is still not optimistic and has become one of the obstacles to Russia’s socio-economic development.