In April 2020, in the period of self-isolation and restrictive measures because of the coronavirus, in Russia it was signed by nearly 34 thousand marriages. While the divorce rate was considerably less than 13.8 thousand. This is stated in the study by the research service of the international auditing and consulting network Finexpertiza, arrived in edition “”.

According to the study, the number of marriages in April fell by 40.5 per cent compared to the same period last year, while the number of divorces decreased by 74.4 percent.

The most positive dynamics of marriage was observed in the Lipetsk, Voronezh and Penza regions. In these regions, unlike most regions, the number of marriages in April, has not decreased, but increased by 47, 14 and 11 percent, respectively. 8% more couples were married also in the Kursk region and the Chuvash Republic. In Moscow, where he recorded the most cases of infection with coronavirus, the number of weddings has declined by 24 percent in the period of self-isolation.

The reduction in the number of new marriages has been registered in regions like Kabardino-Balkaria (96 percent of marriages smaller in comparison with the same period last year), Mordovia (85 percent less), Chechnya (79% less) and Dagestan (78 percent less).

“a Significant or a relatively small reduction in the number of marriages in certain regions was not saying that the pair took the decision during a pandemic. The percentages show how COVID-19 "checked the sense" newlyweds: in what regions of the pair are not afraid of the coronavirus, has not moved their wedding date, and came in person to the Registrar and signed”, — commented on the results of the study of the President of the international auditing and consulting network FinExpertiza Elena Trubnikova.

Earlier it became known that the total number of marriages and divorces in Russia in the beginning of 2020 also declined. Thus, in the first quarter of the year recorded was 157.1 thousands of acts of marriage — 3.8 thousand less than in the same period of 2019 (160,9 thousand). The number of acts of divorce were comparable with the number of their conclusion — 142,6 thousand. Is 5.2 thousand less than in the same period last year. Then the figure totalled 147.8 thousand.