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and Soviet GNP
is the in formation that you requested
the Soviet population and- growth GNP.
Attachment: As stated
of Economic Research
1, The population figures for Kiev and Leningrad
Statistics concerning thef the
qre reported in the census of
groups of the Soviet
of children was
nd the census ofFigures for have not been published. Vhe nationality
assumed to be. the same" as that of their parents. If the
parents were of different nationalities, the mother's
nationality was used.
Although the absolute number of persons classified as
Russians account forf the population, any
Sovietegardless of his true ori-gin, could be
classified as Russian. The size of the Russian ethnic group may'therefore be exaggerated.
The population data for theargest ethnic groups
90 are as follows:
Peoples of Dagestan
he average life follows):
ovijt citizen is
expectancy in years. GNP measured by sector of origin, cal costs is used to determine eoonomioase, the annual growth rates of Soviet
=ulated at factor
With this as GNP are as follows:
5. GNP measured as the geometric mean of' ruble and dollar comparisons is used for international comparisons. To calculate Soviet per capita GNP, total GNP, using the geometric mean of rubles and dollars, was^ divided by the Soviet midyear population for the corresponding year. Growth rates were calculated directly from this data.
rate of Soviet por capita GNP