NewsFri Jan 3, 2003 - 12:15 pm EST
RUSSIA POPULATION DECLINE MEANS WORKER SHORTAGE
ST. PETERSBURG, January 3, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Russia’s spiraling population decline means the once-populous country may face a worker shortage within three to four years.
Vladimir Sokolin, head of the State Committee for Statistics, the government’s statistics agency, says Russia faces a “crisis of manpower resources,” and that the country’s population was down 760,000 for the first 11 months of 2002 to a total of 145 million. For newswire coverage see: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20021225/ap_wo_en_po/eu_gen_russia_population_1 For related coverage see: AGING AND POPULATION DECLINE TO HURT INDUSTRIAL COUNTRIES IN 2010 https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2001/jan/01012603.html SIX OUT OF 10 PREGNANCIES END IN ABORTION IN RUSSIA https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2002/oct/02102206.html