Mortality Rate in Russia: What Do the 2017 Data Mean?

Ramilya Khasanova – Research fellow of the Institute for Social Analysis and Forecasting, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Economic Sciences. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In 2017, Russia saw natural decline in the population: within 11 months the number of deaths surpassed the number of births by 122,000 persons. The mortality rate is slowly going down. Blood circulatory system diseases are still the major cause of death in Russia. The analysis of the regional statistics on death causes identified the problem related to accuracy of the information received in a number of cases.

Key words: demographic indexes, natural population decline, mortality rate, mortality factors.