Russian population size 1959-2021

The size of the Russian population decreased by approximately 500 thousand between 2020 and 2021. Since the second half of the 20th century, the population steadily grew until 1995. The population size saw an increase since 2009, getting closer to its 1995 figures. As of January 1, 2021, over 146.2 million inhabitants resided on the Russian territory.

Total resident population of Russia from 1959 to 2021

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Release date

January 2021



Survey time period

January 1, 1959 to January 1, 2021

Supplementary notes

As of January 1 of each year.

* The data shows the "population size given by results of population censuses 1959, 1970 – January 15; 1979 – January 17; 1989 – January 12; 2002 – October 9; 2010 – October 14."
** Preliminary estimate.
The statistic has been assembled using several pages by the source.

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