Natality in Yekaterinburg comes to 1,500 people in January-May 2013

23 July 2013 (17:23)

July 23, 2013. The natural population increase in Yekaterinburg came to 1,493 people in the five months of 2013. Experts say these data reflect an improvement in the living standards and the local residents’ growing confidence in their future.

In January-May 2013, 8,179 babies were born in the Urals’ capital, which was 3% more than a year earlier. The natural population increase reached 1,493 people.

In the meantime, Sverdlovsk Region is experiencing a natural population decrease of 368 people.

All in all, almost no natural population increase has been recorded in the Russian cities with the population of over 1m people in the post-Soviet era.

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