The life expectancy of a Russian man is just 59 years. Moreover, it is significantly lower than the average for the world as a whole.
It must be all that vodka, fags and lard, which seems to be the typical diet of a Russian man. The life expectancy gender gap is just shocking. On average, Russian women live almost 14 years longer than their male counterparts.
UK men seem to do reasonably well from this life expectancy table. It has the lowest gender gap; just 4.4 years. UK men also live longer than their US, German, Russian and French counterparts. They live almost as long as Italian men.
Women in the UK do less well. Their lives are shorter than their sisters in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan.
Nothing new there, eh!
(PS: A reader - Chris - suggested this article from World affairs which neatly covers the Russian demographic crisis.)