Russian Census (2010)
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The Russian Census of 2010 (Russian: Всеросси́йская пе́репись населе́ния 2010 го́да) is the first census of the Russian Federation population since 2002 and the second in its post-Soviet history. Preparations for the census began in 2007 and it took place between October 14 and October 25.
The census 
The census was originally scheduled for October 2010, but was moved to 2013 allegedly for financial reasons, although it was also speculated that political motives were influential in the decision. However in late 2009 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced that the Government of Russia allocated 10.5 billion rubles in order to conduct the census as originally scheduled (in October 2010).
In the census, many Russians in Siberia entered “Siberian” as their nationality, which prompted Michael Bohm of The Moscow Times to call for removal of 'nationality' from Russian passports. 6,000 individuals identified themselves as Siberian in the census.
Preliminary results 
Preliminary results released in April 2011 showed the population to stand at 142,905,200, a decline of 2.6% since the 2002 census.
See also 
- "Осенний пересчет". "Rossiyskaya Gazeta", October 15, 2010
- Всероссийская перепись населения переносится на 2013 год (Russian)
- Путин снова перенес Всероссийскую перепись населения на 2010 год? (Russian)
- О ВСЕРОССИЙСКОЙ ПЕРЕПИСИ НАСЕЛЕНИЯ 2010 ГО Rosstat Retrieved on November 5, 2009 (Russian)
- Bohm, Michael (6 October 2011). "Leave Nationality Out of the Passport". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
- 2010 Russian Census Retrieved on May 25, 2011
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- Official website of the 2010 Census (Russian)