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RUSSIA POPULATION DECLINE MEANS WORKER SHORTAGE

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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

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