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International Conference "Demographic trends in Russia: Legacy of the Soviet Era or a new tendency?"

On November 21-22, 2019 the International Laboratory for Population and Health together with the Institute of Demography held an international conference "Demographic trends in Russia: Legacy of the Soviet Era or a new tendency?"

Conference was open by Vladimir M. Shkolnikov, Academic Supervisor at the International Laboratory for Population and Health. The open lecture was done by Anatoly Vishnevsky, director of the Institute of Demography. His topic was about demographic priorities in National Projects 2019-2024. 

The first day of the conference was dedicated to mortality patterns, mortality inequalities and health in Russia and Eastern Europe. The presentations were given by France Mesle (INED, France), David Leon (LSHTM, UK), Domantad Jasilionis (MPIDR, Germany), Pavel Grigoriev (MPIDR, Germany), Marketa Pechholdova (Prague University of Economics, Czech Republic) and young researchers working in IL for Population and Health at the HSE University Sergei Timonin, Elena Churilova, Aleksei Schur and Rustam Tursun-zade.

The second day of the conferece started from sessions about fertility, family formation and family policy. Presentations were given by Tomas Sobotka (Vienna Institute of Demography, Austria), Sergei Zakharov, Victoria Sakevich, Elena Gorina, Ekaterina Mitrofanova, Elena Churilova and Zhanna Chernova (HSE University, Russia). 

Reports on internal and external migration were presented at the last two sessions by Mikhail denisenko, Nikita Mkrtchyan and lilia Karachurina (HSE University), Corrado Bonifazi  (National Research Council-IRPPS, Italy), Salvatore Strozza (University of Naples Federico II - Naples, Italy), Vladimir Mukomel  (Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia), Andrey Treyvish  and  Tatyana Nefedova  (Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia), Anatoly Breslavsky (Institute of Mongolian studies, Buddhology and Tibetology of the Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia), Alla Makhrova and Roman Babkin (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia).

Detailed conference program and presentations are available at the conference website.