number of children in Russia by 2025 will decline by nearly 5 million, said Commissioner for Children's Rights under the President of the Russian Federation Pavel Astakhov on Tuesday in Vladikavkaz, at a meeting with the head of North Ossetia Taimuraz Mamsurov.The number of children in Russia by 2025 will decline by nearly 5 million, said Commissioner for Children's Rights under the President of the Russian Federation Pavel Astakhov on Tuesday in Vladikavkaz, at a meeting with the head of North Ossetia Taimuraz Mamsurov.
"According to the most optimistic statistics, we will in the next 15 years to lose 300 thousand children every year - it is a natural decrease in the child population due to the fact that we were the demographic gaps By 2025, when the positive demographics we will have 22 million.children today -. 26.7 million children This means that children make up one-seventh of the population "in 2025, - he said.
Ombudsman cited comparative data showing that the number of children in the US is 72
"In America today 72 million children, we already have three times fewer children, we are not competitive," - said Astakhov.
Astakhov According to the data, in Russia in the past year, two thousand children were killed.
"These are children who were killed in domestic debacles. Of these, 65% were killed in the family. This is a terrible figure, characteristic of central Russia. The same number of children killed in road accidents, about the same number of children have died due to accidents in the home. A lot ofsuicides, especially among teenagers, "- said the Ombudsman.
Astakhov added that last year 106,000 crimes were committed against children, of which 65 thousand - a violent nature.
Astakhov arrived in North Ossetia on a familiarization visit.his stay in the country program began with a visit to the memorial to those killed in the terrorist attack in Beslan, as well as the victim of a terrorist attack number one school.The Ombudsman also took part in the last call at the new school, which moved to study the bulk of the child victims of the terrorist attack.
first of September 2004, during a festive line of terrorists seized the school in Beslan.For three days they held more than a thousand children and adults hostage.The attack killed 335 people, including 186 children.