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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, October 17, 2008

Will Russia Fall Apart?

By Vasko Kohlmayer
FrontPage Magazine
Under populated at present, the problem is only going to grow worse in the years ahead. Due to the low birth rates (1.4 per woman) and short life expectancy (barely 59 years for males) the Russian population is declining at an alarming rate. According to estimates by the UN, the number of Russians will drop by a third by mid-century. It is difficult to see how such a decimation of the already scarce human base would not invite national collapse.

Russia’s enormous size, its lack of cultural cohesion, its sparse and fast shrinking population, its deficient infrastructure and lack of communication lines, are some of the factors that feed the disintegration pressures within Russia. [continue reading]


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