Life expectancy increases by over 4.5 years in Russia over past decade: Putin

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-06 20:03:06|Editor: huaxia

MOSCOW, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- The life expectancy in Russia has increased by more than 4.5 years from 2009 to 2019, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

"This is a good indicator. It is imperative to maintain this positive dynamic," Putin said during an online meeting on the development of physical culture and sports, according to a Kremlin press release.

Russia's Federal Statistics Service said the average life expectancy in the country was 73.34 years in 2019.

Putin also said the number of people regularly engaged in sports has grown 2.5 times since 2009 to nearly 60 million and hopes the number grows further. Enditem