Russia May Have Turned the Corner in Demographic Crisis

BRYANSK, RUSSIA - MARCH 8, 2017: Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) meets a young mother on his visit to a new cutting-edge perinatal centre. Alexei Druzhinin/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS (Photo by Alexei Druzhinin\TASS via Getty Images)
Russia’s demographic crisis was put in stark terms by Ilan Berman in a Moscow Times editorial on Tuesday, as he quoted a report from Russia’s statistics agency that spoke of “extinction.”