Guardian: Latvia lost a third of its population after the collapse of the USSR and will lose almost a quarter more
MOSCOW, November 20 – RIA Novosti. Latvia lost almost a third of its population after the collapse of the USSR, he wrote. article Guardian British columnist John Henley.
According to him, this was due to the successive waves of immigration of young Latvians who went abroad to find more money.
“In the three decades since 1990, Latvia has lost about thirty percent of its population,” the publication says.
The journalist referred to UN data, according to which by 2050 Latvia will be among the European countries with demographic problems.
“Five – Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia and Ukraine – are expected to fall by more than 20 percent,” Henley said. said.
Imants Paradnieks, the demographic adviser to the Latvian government, described this as an “existential problem” for the country in an interview with the publication.
According to the official statistics portal of the republic, at the beginning of 2022 the population of the country was about 1,875,000 people. In 1990 just over 2,669,000 people lived in the Latvian SSR.
Thus, in 32 years Latvia’s population has decreased by almost 800,000.
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