In Russia, the number of older women is double that of older men

In Russia in 2010, there are twice as many older women than older men (65 years or older). This relates to the large gap (12 years) of life expectancy for men and women in Russia. (Data: The World Population Prospects, The 2012 Revision)



Life expectancy at birth

Men:             62 years  (2010-2015)

Women:       74 years  (2010-2015)



  • The gap in life expectancy between men and women (12 years) in Russia is among the largest in the world.



(Data: World Population Prospects, the 2012 revision)