The nation of Russia (then USSR) in 1950 with its borders redrawn to show its relative population size compared to the other nations of the world (click to see full size)
Russia using the same technique in 2000, the year Vladimir Putin became “president.” Even though Russia’s population had increased by one-third since 1950, its share of the world’s population was cut in half because Russian population growth was so anemic compared to other countries.
Russia as it will look in 2100. Maybe you need a magnifying glass? By the end of this century, Russia’s share of world population will fall by half again compared to what it was when Putin took power. Its size will have been reduced by one third.
Source: RIA Novosti.
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