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Improving the quality of life of citizens remains a key area of ​​development for the capital.

Moscow topped the national ratings for quality of life and investment climate largely thanks to business representatives and ordinary Muscovites. Sergei Sobyanin told about this in an interview on the TV channel “Russia 24”.

“In fact, the quality of life is not even a rating, it is such a view from the side of the consumer, citizens, and this is such a significant direction of our activity. And many believe, and I believe, that this is generally key: if residents are committed to their region, to the city, if they are satisfied with life in this region, then this is largely the result of our work. And the fact that Moscow took first place in both ratings – investment and quality of life – is, of course, the merit of the Moscow Government’s team, but most of all – it is the merit of business and residents, ”he said.

The best regions in terms of quality of life were named by Russian President Vladimir Putin in his speech at Petersburg International Economic Forum… In terms of aggregate indicators, the leaders are Moscow, Tyumen region, Tatarstan, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug and St. Petersburg.

The rating, developed by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives together with experts and commissions of the State Council, assesses the development of infrastructure, the quality of education, the level of social protection, opportunities for starting a business, as well as the desire of citizens to connect their lives with a specific region in the future. Thus, the quality of life rating makes it possible to objectively assess the situation in each region, concentrate efforts around the most sensitive problems for people, more effectively implement work and, if necessary, borrow successful experience from other regions.

A set of business support measures and the implementation of the main programs for the development of the city allowed Moscow in the third year become a winner National rating of the state of the investment climate. According to preliminary data from Rosstat, the volume of investments in the Moscow economy in 2020 amounted to 3.6 trillion rubles. The capital accounts for almost 18 percent of the total Russian investment in fixed assets and about half of Russia’s direct foreign investment.

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