Industrial Production Index (%, trend) 2013

Patchwork Stories

  • 06/26/2015
    Birgitte Wisur Olsen, Kirkenes, freelancer/Sør-Varanger Avis
    Russians have by far the lowest retirement age in the Barents Region, and also the lowest pensions. According to statistics published by Patchwork Barents the annual average pension in Finnmark, Norway, was 35,303 USD, and in Murmansk Oblast, Russia, 4,874 USD in 2012. The regional statistics also show a major gap in the average retirement age, a...
  • 06/24/2015
    Gleb Yarovoy, Petrozavodsk State University
    In 2014, the Republic of Karelia lost 1,348 people (7,918 people were born, 9,266 people died). Figures from the republic's official web portal show that, in 2015, the population decline has accelerated: over the past five months (January-May) 4,135 people have died, and only 3,011 babies were born. Thus, in less than half a year, the loss...