Moscow: Natural population in Russia declined by 468,000 from January to October of this year, a steeper reduction compared to the 259,000 declines recorded a year earlier, official figures showed.
The new figures reflect the change in the natural population, where the number of deaths exceeds the number of births.
Deaths were up to ten percentage points from last year, rising to 1.66 million from 1.51 million recorded in 2019, according to data provided by Rosstat, the state statistics agency.
Births were down 4.6 points. Some 1.19 million babies were born in the first ten months of 2020, compared to 1.25 million in 2019.