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Russia annually loses 35,000 children

June 1 2006

In Russia, kills about 35,000 children and adolescents under 18 years old. In addition, each year about 3 thousand children die in family violence from parents. Such data led the representative of the Federation Council on the occasion of World Children's Day.

"Junior, Russia's population decreased dramatically, and over the last decade in Russia, we lost 12 million children," - said on Thursday the head of the Social Policy Committee of the Federation Council Valentina Petrenko.

According to her, "to date the child population of the country is only 16,3% of the total population, and this is an extremely low level"

She noted that it is necessary to create a state structure that protects the rights of children in Russia and coordinate the actions of the authorities in this field. Also, the state needs to develop a serious action regarding the health of children, and restructure the work taking into account the prevention of disease and infant mortality.

According to Petrenko, at a meeting of the Federation Council will be announced tomorrow on the situation of children in Russia and about who and how to protect our country the right of the child, reported Interfax .

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