Unformatted text preview: populated in the world. Most dense around Moscow and St. Petersburg and 74% is urban. There is a constant flow of immigration with close to 300,000 legal immigrants entering every year where half are ethnic Russians from other republics of the Soviet Union. 73% of the Russian population is Orthodax, 6% Muslim. Fertility rates: 1990 just before the dissolution of the Soviet Union was 1.89 but began declining in the late 80’s due to progression, rapid & negative changes in society following the collapse greatly influenced the rate of decline. TFR all time low in 1999 at 1.16 and has since begun to rise reaching 1.59 in 2010 74% urban, 26% rural .15% growth rate Median Age: 38.8 total/ male 36.1/ female 41.1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Russia...
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- Demography, different ethnic groups, 750,000Decade long decline