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NBR Reports (May 2010)

Russia’s Peacetime Demographic Crisis: Dimensions, Causes, Implications

Nicholas Eberstadt

Modern Russia is in the throes of a prolonged depopulation which, according to the report’s author Nicholas Eberstadt, qualifies as “nothing short of a humanitarian catastrophe.” This population crisis is marked by disastrous mortality levels and an eroding human resource base and will present serious challenges for Russia’s future domestic and international policy priorities. This report represents the culmination of a three-year research project on Russia’s political economy, as examined through the unique prism of that country’s demographic profile.

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Russia’s Peacetime Demographic Crisis: Dimensions, Causes, Implications
Nicholas Eberstadt

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