MOSCOW, May 5 (RIA Novosti)
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Russia’s population will grow by 1.8 percent by 2020, Health Minister Tatyana Golikova said on Saturday.
“If we look at the forecast until 2020, we will see that our population is expected to grow 1.8 percent against the January 1, 2011 figure,” Golikova said at a government meeting.
According to official estimates, Russia’s population was 142,865,433 on January 1, 2011, and totaled 143,030,106 on January 1, 2012, which means it will exceed 145,400,000 people by 2020 in line with the forecast.
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The main event of the third day of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi was the closing session with President Vladimir Putin. The atmosphere was calm and open, despite the current political tensions and the Russia-West confrontation. The Russian president said that it corresponded to the spirit of the Valdai Club.