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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Crisis Delays 2010 Census

The State Statistics Service has postponed a nationwide census planned for next year until 2013 because of a lack of finances related to the economic crisis, agency head Alexander Surinov said.

The government had planned to allocate 18 billion rubles ($595 million) to hold the census, Surinov said in televised remarks late last week, RIA-Novosti reported. He did not say whether the government had reduced the budget for the census.

(MT)