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In terms of the speed of change, Moscow ranks among the world leaders. The city introduces the best achievements of other megacities and its own developments.

Every year before the world exhibition “Expo-2030” in Moscow will be used with maximum benefit for the city and residents, said Sergei Sobyanin as part of a speech at the session “Cities-2030. Progress of Humanity ”at the“ Forum of Russia: Determining the Future ”in Dubai.

“Until 2030, there are still almost 10 years ahead, we are going to use this time – every year – with the maximum benefit for the development of the city and its inhabitants,” he stressed. “As the mayor of the city, I see my task in creating conditions for the successful and harmonious development of the city, convenient for life, attractive and open to guests”.

Today, Moscow’s development program covers all spheres of life, without exception, from job creation and a high-quality transport system to modern housing and opportunities for recreation and leisure.

“As the assessments of experts show, we are among the world leaders in terms of the speed of change. The development of Moscow is our contribution to the progress of mankind. The Russian capital willingly introduces the best models of other megacities, and at the same time we create technologies that are then used by other countries and cities, ”said the Mayor of Moscow.

At the same time, the main wealth for Moscow remains people, thanks to whom the capital produces and exports innovations and other products of intellectual labor, creates and manufactures everything from cars to space rockets. The rapid development of innovations and the creative industry in our country allows us to say that Moscow will have something to show the world in 2030, ” Sergei Sobyanin emphasized.

Metro construction records, modern transport and high-quality service

The Moscow government is implementing the largest ever program for the development of the metro and city railways.

“The backbone of the transport system in Moscow is the metro, the pride of the capital. In 20 years – from 2010 to 2030 – the length of the Moscow metro will be doubled. Five central railway diameters and the Moscow Central Circle will be opened. Passengers will be able to use 655 stations in Moscow itself and in other cities within the Moscow agglomeration, ”said Sergei Sobyanin.

According to him, a significant part of this program has already been completed. Over the past 10 years, 160 new metro and MCC stations have been opened for passengers, two of the five Moscow central diameters. Together with the new stations, passengers receive modern trains and high-quality service.

In terms of the number of electric buses, Moscow today ranks first among European cities. About a thousand of these machines have already been used on the routes.

“By 2030, we must switch almost all public transport in Moscow to electricity. Thus, Moscow is making its contribution to the solution of the global problem of climate protection, ”said Sergei Sobinin.

Another important point in the development of metropolitan transport is unmanned vehicles. From 2022, not only test, but also commercial operation of unmanned taxis will be allowed in certain zones.

“I think that in 2030, unmanned vehicles will become the everyday urban standard. In the meantime, Moscow is the number one city in the world in terms of the dynamics of car sharing development. More than 30 thousand cars are already working on the streets of the city. In general, in recent years, Moscow transport has made a huge step forward, but we do not stop there, our goal is to create one of the best transport systems in the world, “Sergei Sobyanin emphasized.

Modern quarters, renovation and reconstruction of industrial zones

This year Moscow will set a historic record for real estate construction – about 14 million square meters. These are not only residential buildings, but also business buildings that provide jobs.

“During the year we have built houses in which 200-250 thousand residents will live, tens of thousands of jobs have been created. In addition, Moscow is implementing a unique program to relocate residents from dilapidated five-story buildings to new housing. By 2032, a million Muscovites will move out of dilapidated houses and receive new, high-quality, comfortable apartments for free. Thus, we ensure social justice and contribute to the fight against inequality, which is a serious problem in the modern world, ”said Sergei Sobyanin.

For such a large-scale construction, it is planned to use both free land plots in the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas and the territories of former industrial zones within the Moscow Ring Road.

“In the next decade, the Moscow Government intends to implement the largest program in the history of the city for the development of old factory areas, thanks to which dozens of new high-quality buildings with better ecology will appear in the capital: housing, jobs and social infrastructure,” the Moscow Mayor said.

Improving the healthcare system and combating COVID-19

The capital began the digital transformation of the city’s healthcare system just a few years ago. Today, a single digital circuit encompasses virtually all patient information.

“Every visit to a doctor, analysis and study is displayed in an electronic medical record, information from which is processed using artificial intelligence technologies. When a patient comes to a doctor, a special system of clinical prompts processes information about the symptoms and offers the doctor a possible diagnosis and a list of examinations that are recommended to the patient, ”Sergei Sobyanin said.

A special digital program also assists in decoding a CT scan. This made it possible to reduce the time of diagnosis of COVID-19 and pneumonia by dozens of times, saving thousands of lives.

Today, digital systems in the capital are being implemented in other Russian cities, and are also available to any country that is interested in improving the quality of medical care.

The city also invests in the construction and renovation of medical institutions, the purchase of modern technology, drug equipment, and training for doctors.

“As a result of these efforts, today Moscow is preparing to begin the transition to truly personalized medicine,” the Moscow Mayor added.

For the past two years, Moscow, like the rest of the world, has been living in a pandemic. At the same time, the capital’s health care system performed well in the fight against COVID-19.

“The pandemic has seriously affected the life of the city, nevertheless, our city is being tested, adapting to it. Not a single sick person in Moscow was left without medical care, we have never faced a crisis of lack of places in hospitals. Of course, this did not happen by itself. To counter the pandemic, it was necessary to mobilize the resources of all city services, all city technologies. A huge role was played by the fact that even without the pandemic, the availability of medical care in Moscow was much higher than in many cities around the world, ”said Sergei Sobyanin.

More than 36 thousand medical workers and specialists are currently fighting COVID-19. At the same time, planned and emergency assistance is provided as usual.

High level of education

The city also continues to prepare a worthy replacement for the current generation of specialists. Sergei Sobyanin recalled that several years ago the international PISA program in the study of the quality of education revealed that Moscow schools rank third in the world in terms of reading literacy, fifth and sixth in terms of mathematical and scientific literacy.

“In 10 years, in 2030, these guys will have time to graduate from schools and universities and start an independent professional life. This young generation will become the face of Moscow in the next decade and will contribute to the development of human progress, ”Sergei Sobyanin emphasized.

Accessibility of public services and interaction with the authorities

Another plus for Muscovites is the availability of public services. Residents can now receive most of the certificates and manuals in electronic form using the portal. According to the Mayor of Moscow, residents of other cities and countries can also use the portal.


Muscovites can participate in the life of the capital thanks to projects such as Our City and Active Citizen. They allow residents to publicly declare the problem, control its solution, and also choose options for the further development of the capital through voting.

Sergei Sobyanin also spoke about the digital twin of Moscow, which allows simulating many processes taking place in real life. “Management of the city is increasingly going digital,” he said. “Without this modeling, no serious decision is made in Moscow.”

Quality urban environment and attractiveness for tourists

Every year new parks and public spaces appear in the capital, historical parks and estates are revived. A high-quality urban environment is created in all districts of the capital – from central streets to ordinary courtyards.

“This is one of the greenest megacities in the world – green spaces occupy half of Moscow’s area. Nevertheless, every year we plant thousands of new trees, – said Sergei Sobyanin. – The soul of Moscow is its streets, parks and squares. Probably, improving the quality of the urban environment has become the main feature of Moscow’s development over the past decade. “

For the convenience of residents, a free Wi-Fi network has appeared on the streets, and the creation of a 5G network will begin next year.

In addition, the Russian capital occupies one of the leading places in terms of the number of theaters and museums, and is a venue for international and street festivals. The winter festival “Journey to Christmas” and the summer festival of historical reconstruction “Times and Epochs” are the most popular among tourists.

“Before the pandemic, more than 25 million tourists visited Moscow annually, and even now, amid a pandemic, there are millions of business and tourist flows to our city,” he added.

In addition, during his visit to Dubai, Sergei Sobyanin opened a chess game between Ian Nepomniachtchi and Magnus Carlsen for the title of world chess champion. The Moscow Mayor recalled that about half a million Muscovites play chess, and in general this sport is very popular in Russia. In the summer of next year, Moscow will even become a site for the World Chess Olympiad.


The Forum of Russia: Defining the Future as part of the National Day of the Russian Federation at Expo 2020 will continue this weekend. It is dedicated to international and Russian-Arab cooperation in the field of economics and investment. Within the framework of the forum, investment opportunities in Russia will be considered, as well as flagship projects aimed at introducing new technologies, developing innovative business models, creating relevant products and services in the field of energy, healthcare, tourism, information technology, transport and finance will be presented.

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