Sorokin G. G. Grandmothers of modern Russia pp.78-81

The result of demographic ageing of the Russian Federation’s population is a significant increase of older women in the structure of the Russian society. The population ageing has a number of negative social consequences. But the predominance of women among the senior citizens gives a chance for more optimistic view of the country's future. It is connected to the complex of the elderly Russian women cultural and mental characteristics called in the sociology the «phenomenon of Russian babushka». read in PDF>>>