On the first of April this year, Russia is home to 146,7 million people. The share of permanently residing in the Russian Federation children and adolescents under the age of 18 years is 22.4 per cent of the total number of Russians, according to Rosstat.

This is the highest proportion of children in the total population of the country over the last 10 years. For comparison, in 2010, children and teenagers was 21.4% of the population, reports RIA Novosti, citing the head of the laboratory of quantitative methods for the study of regional development of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics Elena Egorova. According to her, the increase in the number of children and adolescents in Russia was affected by the increase in the birth rate during 2012-2017.

the experts and changes in the age structure of this population. Thus, the proportion of babies under four years increased to 28% (26.5% in 2010), and children 5-10 years – from 23.6 to 24.3%. The proportion of adolescents 10-15 and 16-18 years decreased slightly, but it will grow as they Mature today’s kids, said Yegorov.