I'm very optimisitic with russian fertility rates, because the road to success is to eliminate the western virus!
In western societies the single woman is the ultimate centre of the capitalistic world. She spends more than a married woman with children. Why should a married woman with let's say three children spend endless money for makeup, clothings, party, cocaine, sex toys and other useless things...she will more save the money to have a better future for their children (50 % of their DNA). That's why in western world the view of a career super duper power single woman is propelled and to cover the inner emptiness of the sould a hedonistic lifestyle is the ultimate supreme goal of living. A woman must have at leat hundreds of sexpartners and if she is unhappy in a relation she must kick the partner immediately.
That's the true reason for fertility rates of 1,2 or 1,5 birzhs per woman
not less kindergardens and schools. Because it's easier to make party and live the bitch lifestyle, than to take care of someone and raise him 16 years to an adult sovereign individuum.
And what most woman don't get in western world is that when the end is coming and it's coming for us all, your children and grandchildren will hold your hand when you take the step to your last journey, not the career, the colleagues, the company or the hundreds of f*ckbuddies.
Russia must find it's own way out of this western desease and what they are doing now is great and lays the foundation for a bright future. And I hope in a few years europe will learn quick from Russia!
For Russia...stop of spreading hedonistic western (anti)cultural bullshit! Back to traditional roots (religion, family and moral). Maybe a sponsored start for young families, similar to former Libya. More money for children in cities, than for children in countryside...life in city is more expensive.