Russia's struggle with teen suicides

One of highest youth suicide rates in the world is contributing to Russia's demographic decline.



    According to a recent UN report, Russia has one of the highest rates of teen suicide in the world.

    The official figure is three-times higher than the global average, but analysts say the real picture may be worse as many cases go unreported.

    The levels are one factor affecting Russia's demographic decline – described by Vladimir Putin, the prime minister, as a major "threat to national security".

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from Saint Petersburg.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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