Russia announces birth of 7-billionth inhabitant on Earth
Russia announced that the seven-billionth person was born in the country`s Far East in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
"A boy named Alexander was born in a maternity ward in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on the night of October 31. A certificate of the seven-billionth inhabitant on Earth was given to the mother of the newborn, Marina Bogdanova," the press service of the Russian presidential envoy`s office in the Far East said on Monday.
According to the governor of Kamchatka, Alexander`s parents will be given a certificate for a new apartment in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
"Of course, there are many contenders for the title of the seven-billionth baby on the planet. But our country is known to start from Kamchatka. Therefore, we believe that this child was the seven-billionth child and born in Kamchatka, Russia," the governor said.
India has also announced the birth of the seven-billionth inhabitant. The United Nations earlier estimated that the seven-billionth child would be born in Russia`s westernmost exclave of Kaliningrad.
The six-billionth person born on the planet was in 1999 in the Bosnian city of Sarajevo.