Business programme

Russia’s Demographics: Increasing the Birth Rate in Russia: Solutions and Prospects

03 Jun , 17:00–18:15
Pavilion H, Business Priority Zone

In his address to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country’s top priority was to take care of the Russian people. The government’s policy to improve the demographic situation in the country should focus on increasing the birth rate. Key aspects of this goal include programmes to strengthen social guarantees and protect mothers and children by adopting measures to provide social and direct financial support to young mothers and families with children. These strategies are predicated on a wide range of goals to prevent risks associated with reproductive disorders, create a health-friendly environment, and raise awareness to promote a healthy lifestyle and responsible parenting. Despite the challenges to the government’s demographic policy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the strategic goal remains the same: to once again ensure sustainable population growth and achieve average life expectancy of 78 years in Russia by 2030. What socioeconomic aspects can help motivate procreation? What new models of healthcare should support reproductive health and the health of mothers and children? How can we defeat the ‘male infertility pandemic’? What state policy measures are needed to create a preventive system to support a family’s reproductive health? What socioeconomic measures to support parents and children can spur Russia’s demographic development? How can we motivate society, and the younger generation in particular, to lead a healthy lifestyle and become responsible parents?

Oleg Apolikhin, Director, N.A. Lopatkin Research Institute of Urology and Interventional Radiology – branch of the Institution National Medical Research Radiological Centre of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Key note
Kirill Bychkov, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Alexander Galushka, Vice President of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Andrey Klychkov, Governor of Orel Region
Natalya Komarova, Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Natalia Pochinok, Chairman, Commission of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation on social policy, labor relations and support for veterans; Rector, Russian State Social University
Sergey Rybalchenko, General Director, Institute for Scientific Public Expertise; Deputy Chairman of the Commission on Support of Family, Children, and Motherhood, Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Valery Fedorov, General Director, Russian Public Opinion Research Center
Igor Shchegolev, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Central Federal District