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12 January 2022, 07:03

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The Muscovite card allows you to pay for utilities without a commission, make purchases at a discount in partner stores and enjoy discounts on travel in public transport.

Over 1.3 million Muscovite cardswas released in the capital in 2021. The card can be obtained by pensioners, veterans, students and schoolchildren, members of large families, young mothers and other privileged categories of citizens. Most Muscovite cardholders can use the benefits for travel in transport in Moscow and the Moscow region, pay utility bills without a commission, make an appointment with a doctor in the infomats of medical institutions.

As told by Ivan Buturlin, General Director of the State Unitary Enterprise “Moscow social register”In recent years, the Muscovite card has become a universal tool for accessing urban infrastructure. The number of its owners today totals almost five million people. In addition to the standard set of services that beneficiaries can use, the card gives access to an additional set of preferences. For example, it can be used to pay for purchases at a discount from partners of the Muscovite card discount program – this service is one of the most popular among cardholders.

“In 2021, more than 1.3 million applications for card issuance were received from citizens, which is eight percent more than last year. At the same time, the number of applications sent through… Now such an opportunity is available to schoolchildren and students, but in the future it will also appear for other privileged categories of citizens. Also in 2022, it is planned to start issuing virtual cards for Muscovites, ”noted Ivan Buturlin.

Most of the Muscovite cardholders are residents over the age of 55. They own 2.8 million cards. About 1.7 million are among Muscovites from 18 to 55 years old, 830 thousand were issued for citizens under 18 years old.

97 percent of cardholders prefer to use the card to pay for travel. The top in-demand services also include getting discounts, 73 percent of cardholders use this opportunity. The discount program of the Muscovite card today has more than 7.5 thousand trade and service enterprises.

About all categories of citizens who can receive a Muscovite card, can be found in the instructions… A total of 400 thousand new cards were issued this year, that is, more than 30 percent of the total. 904 thousand cards were issued on applications for reissue.

In 2021, the Muscovite Map project celebrated its 20th anniversary. For the anniversary, partners of the loyalty program have prepared special offers for all cardholders. You can familiarize yourself with them, as well as learn more about the history of the project by link.

Now a large-scale work is underway to digitize the capabilities of the Muscovite card. In the future, all categories of beneficiaries will have the opportunity to submit an application to issue cards online at This will allow Moscow residents to issue cards at any convenient time without leaving their homes. It is also planned to launch a pilot project for issuing a virtual Muscovite card for students, issuing a card on alternative media (bracelets, key fobs, rings), increasing the number of sites connected to the project “Museums for Children”, and the possibility of passage on the card of a Muscovite to institutions of additional education.

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