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    RUSSIA'S POPULATION IS OVER 145 MILLION PEOPLE

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    MOSCOW, February 25 (RIA Novosti) - As of October 2002, Russia's population was 145,164,000 people. The urban population was 106,427,000 people (73.3 percent) and the rural population is 38,737,000 (26.7 percent).

    These are the results of the all-Russia population census held in 2002. The results were published on Wednesday, February 25.

    Moscow is the most populated constituent member of the Russian Federation. Its population is 10.4 million people. The North-Western federal district has the largest number of the urban population, 82.3 percent.

    Russia has 67.6 million men (46.6 percent) and 77.6 million women (53.4 percent).

    There are 79.8 percent of Russians (115.9 million people), 3.8 percent of Tatars (5.6 million) and 2 percent of Ukrainians (2.9 million).

    According to the State Statistics Committee, about 1.5 million people did not give their nationality and 1.3 million - their citizenship. 430,000 people living in Russian territory stay without the Russian citizenship.

    About 19 million people have a higher education and 32.9 million people - secondary professional education. 1.2 million 15-year old people don't have primary education and 670,000 of them acknowledged themselves illiterate.

    62.2 million Russians live by labor, 18.2 million by farming and 56.4 million receive pensions and state allowances. 43.5 million people are somebody's dependants. 350,000 Russians live by their savings and 225,000 rent their property.

    The complete results of the census will be published in 14 volumes, as soon as all the data are processed. The results will be available in print and electronic view.

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