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russian life expectancy and other statistics

  • Russian life expectancy 66.6 years. Note that Vladimir Putin is 69 years old.

  • The population of Russia is falling. Russia is a struggling and dying nation.

  • Adult obesity 23%.

  • Youth unemployment 17%.

  • Russia GDP per capita $27,000, population 144 million
    UK GDP per capita $41,000, population 67 million
    There is a general world pattern that countries relying on resource extraction become corrupt dictatorships

  • In 2018, the total fertility rate across Russia was estimated to be
    1.6 children born per woman, which is below the replacement rate of
    2.1, and is one of the world's lowest fertility rates.

In other words, the Russian economy struggles to compete with a mid-sized European state despite having the largest land mass in the world.

Meanwhile, expenditure on the military in Russia is 4% of GDP. Russia is the second largest exporter of military equipment.

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