In 1999, the Russian birth rate was 1.17. The replacement rate is roundabout 2.1, from what I understand. Much like Japan and a good share of western Europe, Russia is trying desperately to increase its birth rate for reasons of economic security, social stability, the cohesion of the nation, etc.
Is Russia harmed by its low birthrate?
Let's say the answer is yes. If so, is it in principal possible to locate social or cultural trends - and people promoting or taking part in this trends - and assign blame to them in some way? Can you say "X is harming Russia / the Russian people"?