The resident population of the Russian Federation on January 1, 2013, according to preliminary estimates from Rosstat, totaled 143,347 thousand. During 2012 the population increased from 292.4 thousand, or 0.2% (as of the date in the previous year also saw an increase in population to 191.5 thousand, or 0.1%).
The natural decrease of the population in 2012, according to preliminary data, was 2,573 people and was the lowest since 1992. In 2012, Russia was an increase in the number of births (in 79 regions of the Russian Federation) and the decrease in the number of deaths (in 67 subjects). The natural increase of population was recorded in 40 regions of the Russian Federation (2011 — in 29 subjects).
The population increased in all federal districts except the Volga and the Far East (as in 2011). It is worth noting that in 2012, the natural increase was recorded in the Far East for the first post-Soviet history, but the strong-migration does not leave until the hopes of population growth.