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Russia’s population shrank by about 500,000 last year

Russia’s population shrank by about half a million last year, its first contraction in 15 years, the country‚Äôs statistics agency said on Friday. Russia has a population of 146.2 million, according to newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta, citing the agency. Experts attributed the decline mainly to the pandemic. There were 229,700 more deaths between January and November […]