26 August 2005

Russia: The New Third World

The average Russian man now dies at 58.8, the shortest life expectancy in Europe and five years fewer than 15 years ago, the Statistics Service said. Russian women have the fourth-lowest life expectancy in Europe, 72 years, the service said, citing its own data and figures from the World Health Organization and European Union.

The rest of the news in the story isn't encouraging either. Russia is on track to lose nearly five percent of its population every decade.

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