The population of Russia has reached 145.9 million people, which is 2 million more than in 2019, follows from the UN materials.
According to the head of the laboratory for quantitative methods of researching regional development of the PRUE. Plekhanov Elena Egorova, such a change in numbers is explained by the fact that the organization included in the list of residents of Crimea.
“The only thing that can be an explanation is that they simply believed without Crimea until last year, and by 2020 they included Crimea in the population of Russia. 2 million is just the population of Crimea, “she told RIA Novosti on Friday, August 21.
It is noted that in 2019, the UN indicated 143.9 million people in the data on the number of Russia, which differed from the figures of Rosstat. So, the department indicated that the country is home to 146.8 million people. In 2020, the organization announced 145.9 million residents of Russia, while Russian data indicate 146.6 million people as of June 1.
In June, it became known that the All-Russian Population Census will be conducted from April 1 to April 30, 2021. However, work in the hard-to-reach territories of the country will begin in October 2020.
The main stage of the All-Russian Population Census was supposed to take place from October 1 to October 31, 2020, but it had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The census planned to use new methods of data collection.
Crimea joined Russia following a referendum in March 2014. Then 96.77% of the inhabitants of the peninsula and 95.6% of the voters of Sevastopol voted for. Moscow has repeatedly stressed that the procedure was carried out in accordance with international law. Kiev does not recognize the voting results and considers the peninsula to be Ukrainian territory.