"Factors of population crisis" (by Albert Baranov) discusses the problem sinking birth rates as major
factor for depopulation. Neither deteriorating health, nor economic deprivation is arguably base factors
for excess birth fall. Nor is it pathologic. Low birth rates are principally a function of militaristic past of
the country and so called urban way of life known from modern European civilization. Being beneficent
for individuals, it brings about serious problems for the state for it is bound to bring about substantial
societal deformations. All previous history of humankind had been a story of its numerical growth. This
historical chapter is about to end, and two to three ensuing centuries shall see it waning.