posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 09:20 PM
Population decline is based on a complex forumlae of births vs death, immigration for emmigration, disease vs medicl standards.
If a country doesnt have a min 2.5 in that equation, then their population is considered stagnant / in decline. Its when all factors are viewed, and
there are more outs than coming in.
A lot of countries around the world are considered to be in a sttae of population stagnation, and in others they are breeding like rabbits.
As far as Russia goes the only things I have seen that are remotely interesting (at least to me) is the view the people have on their government and
their view of what democracy is. A lot of the older people are ok with scaling it back, which is not surprising since its all they have ever known.
I think though, not that Russians have had a taste of their form of Demoracy, than trying to roll things back completely wont work. I also see Putin
eventually being forced to accept the fact that he will, at some point down the road, either accept the fact he will lose support and be voted out, or
to pull a coup.
Russia is a good country to watch as it will give insight into the direction China will be going.