Census results show galloping population drain in Russia’s North | The Independent Barents Observer

The population of Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and other northern regions might be ten percent less that anticipated.
— Read on thebarentsobserver.com/en/life-and-public/2022/06/census-results-show-galloping-population-drain-russias-north

Declining northern populations affect the political interest in the Arctic. As population shifts south, indigenous ways of life are lost, oil companies have fewer restraints on exploitation of the region, and more stress is placed on urban areas accommodating immigrants.

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