RUSSIA: An official report says Russia's population fell sharply in 1999. The report blames social disorder, poor public health and the misuse of alcohol for the decline in population. The report by the State Committee on Statistics suggests that Russia's population will decline by 11 million over the next 15 years. The report also says the average length of life for Russians has also declined. Russian men live on average 60 years. That is far fewer than in most industrial nations. Women, however, can expect to live 72 years. Life expectancy for women and men has fallen to 66 years since the end of the Soviet Union.