Russia is facing a crisis of declining population that threatens to reduce its power and prospects for economic growth.
The decline in birth rates is one of the reasons for the crisis.
Russian women have a life expectancy of 77, while the average Russian man has a life expectancy of 65.
Most of the deaths of Russian men are alcohol related.
When two are needed to replace the current population, only 1.75 children are born to each Russian woman.
Russia has tried to counteract this trend by encouraging ethnic Russians living abroad to return to the homeland, and by stirring the patriotic nationalism of its people by asserting it as a civic duty to bear a large family to preserve the nation.
The terms that appear on the AP Comparative Government and Politics exam are tested.
The political culture of Russia is more likely to emphasize the protection of basic human rights than the British political culture.