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Russia

  • Alexei Konnov
  • Alexander Makarov
  • Margarita Pozdnyakova
  • Rustem Safin
  • Alexander Salagaev
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Abstract

The Russian Federation is divided into seven federal districts and 86 regions. Moscow, the capital, has a population of over 10 million. The Russian Federation’s total population is 145.2 million (Federal Census 2002), and its territory is 17,075,400 km2. Average population density throughout the entire country is 8.36 per sq km, and between 40 and 100 per sq km in Russia’s European regions. Most people live in urban areas (106.4 million people, or 73.3%). Women form the majority (53.4%) of Russia’s population (2002 Census). The Russian Federation is a multiethnic country, with Russians being the major ethnic group (81.5%). Other major ethnic groups are Tatars (3.8%), Ukrainians (2.0%), Bashkiris (1.2%) and Chuvashis (1.1%). Orthodox Christians are the majority (80–85%), followed by Muslims (10–15%), Buddhists (2–3%) and other religions. Table 25.1 demonstrates the age distribution.

Keywords

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References

  1. Federal State Statistics Service. (2007). Statistics of Russia. Russia: Federal State Statistics ServiceGoogle Scholar
  2. Gorengurg, D. (2003). The 2002 Russian Census and the Future of the RussianPopulation. Washington, DC: Center For Strategic and International StudiesGoogle Scholar
  3. Ministry of Internal Affairs. (Russia) (2008)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexei Konnov
    • 1
  • Alexander Makarov
  • Margarita Pozdnyakova
  • Rustem Safin
  • Alexander Salagaev
  1. 1.Center for Analytic Studies and DevelopmentKazanRussia

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