Largest Subject of the Russian Confederation
Moscow, Russia's Demographic Crisis- No Growth in Life Expectancy
Within the past two decades, Russia has been having some trouble getting their life expectancy rate to go up."During the period of 1990-2013 it only grew by 1.8 years in Russia, while the global average number increased by 6.2 years."(Litvinova) This has pushed Russia out of the top 100 countries for the highest life expectancy rate. There are multiple reasons for the decrease in life expectancy such as, economic crisis, lower incomes with a higher cost of living, and a diminishing quality of life. Russia's poor healthcare system is partially to blame for this stunt in growth but there is no "simple" explanation.
Moscow is Russia's biggest "subject". Below, this map of the Russian confederation is distorted by population. As you can see, the highest concentration of people is in Moscow and essentially in Western Russia which makes sense because it the closest part to Europe.
Language in Moscow
Russian is the official language spoken in Russia, however English is more widely spoken in Moscow than any other city in Russia. In fact, 80% of Moscow's bilingual population speaks English as their second language. English is more popular amongst the younger generation.
Living in Moscow: The Russian Language
Religion in Moscow
The infographic below breaks down the types of religion practiced in Moscow into three categories, Russian Orthodox, Christianity and Other. Religion is a major part of Russian culture and architecture. Most of the historic and tourist areas in Russia are churches or built around churches. The immaculate structure of these buildings shows what an important role religion plays in every day life.