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Over the last year of the Russian population decreased by 680 thousand people

January 24 2006

At a press conference on Tuesday the head of the Federal State Statistics Service Vladimir Sokolin gave evidence of a decline in population of Russia: in 2005 the Russians was at 680 thousand less.

According to Falcon, the Russian population is 142.8 million. Decline in population in 2005 was approximately 0.5% of the population that is roughly the same as in 2004. Period of decline in population in the country will continue, probably for a long time "- This is the opinion Sokolin. At the same time, he urged "not to dramatize the demographic situation in the country." For most countries in Europe is characterized by long-term trend of population decline, according to "News", referring to the words of Vladimir Sokolin.

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