Russia to disintegrate by mid-century

This prediction is made by a ProfessorAntonov at Moscow State University based on negative demographic factors.  Antonov says “that the recent uptick in births reflects the echo of the baby boom of the late 1980s but that beginning in 2010, the number of women entering the prime child-bearing age cohort will decline significantly because far fewer were born in the 1990s. And as a result, the decline in the country’s population will begin to accelerate.”   Antonov is also predicting that “the population of the Russian Federation in its current borders will fall to 38 million by 2080.”

That is a fairly bold forecast.

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