OREANDA-NEWS. The Russian Federal State Statistics Service published a demographic forecast until 2035.

According to a pessimistic version, the population will decrease from 146 million to 134.2 million, on average to 142.9 million, according to an optimistic one it will grow to 150 million.

In all variants of the forecast, the natural population growth is negative. In the low and medium variants, migration partially compensates it and the total population decreases. In the optimistic version, the decline is gradually reduced against the background of an increase in migration growth: in 2035 the natural decline will be 21.3 thousand people and migration growth will reach 386.8 thousand.

Life expectancy at birth in the low variant of the forecast by 2035 will be 71 years for men and 79 years for women (average 75.4), in the middle variant 75 for men and 82 for women (average 79.1), in the optimistic forecast 78 for men and 84 for women (average 81.6).