In 2006, Russian President Vladimir Putin directed his nation's parliament to develop a plan to revive the country's falling birthrate. In a speech to parliament on May 10, 2006, Putin called the problem of Russia's dramatically declining population, "The most acute problem of contemporary Russia." Putin himself explored the issues surrounding the low birth rate during his speech, asking "What has prevented a young family, a young woman, from making this decision? The answers are obvious: low incomes, a lack of normal housing, doubts about the level of medical services and quality education. At times, there are doubts about the ability to provide enough food."
People vote by their feet. People migrate to places where they find a safe and equitable environment for their living and their family living. They obey the direction of the country management where they found a safe place to live. This influences the geopolitics that we witness in today's world.
Once a country becomes a magnet for families to safely live and work then its language will thrive, its culture will expand and its capacity to defend itself from unfriendly forces will increase.
From the participation of Chechens in the latest military events, one might infer that the end of the Chechen wars in April 2009, when Russia ended its counter-terrorism operation and pulled out the bulk of its army, helped the Chechen families to increase population growth and belong to the Russian identity.
I heard also that tolerating religious values in Russia (such as favorable rebuilding of places of worship) have helped raise family values. But I am not an expert on Russian internal politics to estimate the success of those measures.
What measures has Russia taken to combat the declining population problem in the past 15 years?