Hi this is my question : people often say that there are a lot more women than men in Russia. if we look at the statistics, it is true. but now, if we look at a age pyramid, and concentrate on young populations, we see with an age pyramid, that in 2005 there is an equal male-female distribution till the age of 40. http://www.nationmaster.com/country/rs-russia/Age-_distribution and now, people keep telling us that many young women in Russia do not find a man, because there are not enough men. considering this age pyramid, that cannot be true. or maybe does this result in an unequal male-female distribution throughout the Russian territory ? (like some places where there would be too many women like Ivanovo, and places where there would be too many men) it is easy to understand that there are a lot more old women than old men because of WW2 and higher life expectancy for women. But i cannot understand why more girls than boys would be born in that country compared to others, especially when its sometimes considered as "shame" if a family doesn't have at least one boy.