Friday, March 11, 2005

Russian men becoming extinct

There can be some regions in Russia where there will be no men at all

In 2001, the RF Ministry for Health Care reported the statistics concerning death rate among able-bodied men in Russia. As it turned out, Russian men of this age category die 4 times oftener than women of the same age category. As for other age categories, the death rate among men is also higher than among women. The average life expectancy of Russian men makes up 58-59 years today, which is 14-15 years less than the life expectancy of Russian women or men from developed countries.