Russian life expectancy has reached
record highs, new data has revealed.
Russians born in 2016 are expected to
live 71.87 years on average, according to state statistics agency
Rosstat. Women still outlast men by several years, with the average
Russian female living to 77.06, compared to 66.5 years for males.
The southern Russian region of
Ingushetia boasted the highest life expectancy in the country, with
residents expected to live 80.8 years on average. It was followed by
Dagestan and Moscow, where newborns are predicted to live 77.2 years and 77 years respectively.