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76%

is the rate at which couples living together for the first time get married.

For them, cohabitation is a type of trial version of marriage. While almost half of these marriages are short-lived, 41% of couples succeed in preserving family relationships.

These data are presented in a report by Ekaterina Mitrofanova, junior research fellow at the HSE Institute of Demography, and Alena Artamonova, an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Social Sciences

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63%

of Russian families with children are willing to support them until they receive a higher education without counting on them earning money.

12%

of all Russian marriages are interethnic.

2.5 years

is the average difference in age between men and women marrying for the first time in Russia.

63%

of Russians believe that the most important values in life are marital happiness, children, and love.

20%

of Russians who were born in the 1980s grew up in single-parent families. In the previous generation, this figure was lower at 16%.

Russians Value the Traditional Family

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48%

of parents of high school students planning to enter a university don’t give thought to the fact that their children may end up studying in a different region. Five years ago, the number of such parents was higher at 60%.

35%

of parents say that their children study in vocational schools, colleges or training schools because they need to ‘get on their feet’ as soon as possible and begin earning income for the family.