February 22, 2018

Alcoholism Cannot Explain Russian Mortality Spike

MOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 25 (IPS) – The steep upsurge in mortality and sudden fall in life expectancy in Russia in the early 1990s were the highest ever registered anywhere in recorded human history in the absence of catastrophes, such as wars, plague or famine. The shock economic reforms in the former Soviet economies after 1991 precipitated this unprecedented increase in mortality, shortening life expectancy, especially among middle-aged males.

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