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rickgthf
Senior Advisor

Putting Putin's Ukraine war in context, Russia's economic & national suicide.

  Russia's population pyramid clearly shows the abrupt decline in the birth rate following the collapse of the USSR which led to a dramatically smaller-than-expected population of young men today.  There are only about 8 million Russian men between the ages of 20-29.

  In the past ten months, some 90,000 young Russian men have been killed in Ukraine with 2-3 times that many wounded & maimed.  By Feb. it'll be closer to 500,000, or maybe 6% of the total young men.

  But these are 6% of the potentially most productive population for the next 30-40 years. The US pop. pyramid for comparison.

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sdholloway56
Esteemed Advisor

Re: Putting Putin's Ukraine war in context, Russia's economic & national suicide.

BTW, I love that nice bulge in the US pyramid 25-40.

That means that there’s an especially large cohort about to hit the age where voting participation rises sharply.

And they aren’t inclined toward the party the geezers support.