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Russia has highest divorce rate in the world

December 22, 2010 12:40 IST

Marital relationships in Russia seem to be on the rocks as new figures have revealed that the country has the highest divorce rate in the world.

According to the Demographic Yearbook -- a statistics collection put out by the United Nations -- there are five divorces per every 1,000 marriages in the country, reports the New York Daily News.

Moreover, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova round out the top four.

The Cayman Islands have the fifth highest divorce rate. 

Even the US is not far behind, as the super-power has the sixth-highest divorce rate in the world: 3.4 divorces per thousand people.

 

 

Source: ANI