Arseniy Svynarenko´s publication The Russian demography problem and the armed forces: Trends and challenges until 2035 is part of the broader research entirety of the Research Agency´s strategic prognosis.
The purpose of this report is to describe the current demographic situation in Russia, and on that basis, provide an estimate of the development of conscription age (18-30) males in Russia until 2035. The report will also identify the main reasons for non-eligibility for military service, since this is one of the key factors influencing the future size of the Russian armed forces. The following components should be taken into account in this regard: the health of the conscription age population, the functioning of the Russian healthcare system and chronic illness penetration, as well as changes in the level of alcohol and drug use among the young male population. Läs artikel