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.
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.