OREANDA-NEWS  In Russia for five years have become less likely to marry. This is evidenced by the data of the Ministry of Justice. As noted, in 2018, 967 056 marriages were concluded, which is 21% less than in 2013 (1 226 353).

According to statistics, in Russia the number of marriages slightly more than half the number of divorces. So, in 2017, more than 1 000 000 (almost 8% more than in 2018). couples were bound by ties of hymen in the registry Office, at the same time 600 000 divorces were registered. In addition, experts note a decrease in the number of marriages by a third over the past five years. Modern couples do not tend to immediately legitimize their relationship, giving themselves time to test feelings. Some postpone the wedding due to lack of financial resources, trying to save up for a magnificent celebration. However, the Russians still favor romantic dates: February 14, with the support of the patron Saint of lovers, in Moscow to marry 300 couples. It is also expected that this year the 19 day of each month will be popular with the married. 

Specialists belives that the reduction in the number of marriages can have demographic reasons.

"Today's young people, conditionally 20-30 years old, are those who were born just in the difficult 1990s, when we had a huge failure in fertility. Accordingly, today the young people themselves (both men and women) are just physically smaller," Krupnov said in an interview with RT.

Earlier in Russia proposed to make mandatory the conclusion of a marriage contract before the wedding.

In September 2018, it was reported that the number of dissolved marriages in the last ten years has decreased in Russia by 15%. October 1, 2018 in Russia came into force a law that gives citizens the right to choose the date and time of registration of marriage. It is also possible to apply from one month to one year before the desired date of marriage. Previously, the marriage was registered a month after applying to the Registrar.

Earlier it was reported that the deputies of the state Duma voted against the amendments to the Family code, which proposed to equate long-term cohabitation of men and women in the presence of their common economy to "actually marital relations."