Moscow Accomplishments:
international awards and rankings
Moscow’s accomplishments in various fields — from transport to heritage restoration — are awarded prestigious Russian and international prizes. Rankings topped by the Russian capital speak for the progress, too.
Moscow in the rankings
Moscow has been changing and has already entered the rankings of the world’s most advanced capitals: it has joined the top 5 best cities in the world and is the third of the world’s megacities for the transport infrastructure development. Moscow is in for more victories in the coming years, as it has moved almost 50 points up in the ranking of the most promising centres of economic growth in one year, entered the top 7 for the development of financial technologies in Europe and the top 10 for the startup ecosystem development in the world.

Moscow has shown the best dynamics in the ranking of the most promising centres of economic growth in Europe, jumping 48 points up in one year and entering the top 50.
Moscow came first in the ranking of global cities for development of the healthcare sector and the number of university business incubators.
Since 2012, Russia has moved from 120th to 28th position in the World Bank's Doing Business ranking, with Moscow making 70% of Russia's figure.
Moscow is included in top 10 major European cities and is among 5 best cities for Human Capital and Business Friendliness.
Moscow joined top 10 in the ranking of the most powerful economic centres.
Moscow ranked 30th in the world and 7th in Europe for the development of the financial technology ecosystem.
Moscow holds 9th position in the world for developing an ecosystem for startups
Moscow is one of the top three world megalopolises with an efficient economic policy during the pandemic.
Moscow for second year topped the investment climate ranking in the regions of the Russian Federation, by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI).
Moscow climbed to the 62nd place in the Z/Yen rating, showing its best result since 2011.
Moscow was ranked 12th in the magazine’s rating of cities' impact on the global economy, including their ability to attract people, capital and businesses.
Technopolis Moscow was included in the rating of the world’s special economic zones for the first time and was recognised as the best in six categories: Cluster Development, COVID-19 Support, Private-Public Partnership, Real Estate Flexibility, Red Tape Reduction and Workforce Amenities.
Moscow keeps its investment-grade credit rating.
Technology and Innovation
Moscow comes first in Europe’s ranking of coronavirus resilience innovations. The capital took the third place among the world’s megalopolises.
Moscow ranked first in the category of Public Administration in the Field of ESG. Moscow came second in the overall ranking of cities.
The capital’s Technopark was ranked first for the sixth year in a row.
The Technopolis Moscow special economic zone came first in the Development of Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Related to COVID-19 category.
Moscow has been ranked among Top3 cities in COVID-19 struggle innovations. The main achievements include the Sputnik V vaccine, artificial intelligence for recognising COVID-induced pneumonia, self-isolation index, COVID-19 test delivery service, telemedicine platforms, and diagnostic systems.
Moscow ranked 32nd in the city innovation cluster performance ranking.
Moscow is inside the top 7 of the smartest cities in the world
Moscow placed 6th in the UN ranking for the level of e-services, leaving behind 94 world cities.
Eight of the top Russian technoparks are located in Moscow.
In 2019, Moscow rose by 10 points in the ranking of the world innovation cities
Moscow joined the top 20 of the city digital transformation ranking, rising by 5 points
fDi x TNW Tech Cities of the Future 2021

Moscow advanced in the international ranking of innovative cities standing 14th among 76 cities in Europe.

Smart City Index 2020

Moscow jumped 16 ranks up in IMD's global ranking of smart cities, based on survey among citizens.
Infrastructure and Transport
According to the ranking of Moscow State University, Moscow is one of the top 3 leading megacities in the world in terms of the level of transport complex development.
Megacities Transport Complex Development Index 2019
Moscow ranked third in the Kantar ranking, which assesses the development of transport systems in 31 world megacities.
Moscow retained it's 24th position in ranking of sports cities after jumping 18 ranks up last year.
Culture and Education
Moscow was chosen to the top 100 ranking of the world’s best cities for students.
Moscow schools and colleges topped the ranking of the WorldSkills Russia junior movement.
Moscow is among top 40 best destinations in Europe for holding congress events in the ranking of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
Moscow is 34th in the ranking of the best student cities, compiled by QS.
HundrED: Inspiring innovations 2019

'Moscow E-School', 'Healthcare Class in Moscow School', Globallab global school laboratory and the 'Equality of Opportunities' project have been included in the top 100 best global educational projects according to HundrED.

Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018

Moscow schoolchildren are among the world top 4 in global competency now, second in the world in financial literacy.
Moscow entered top 10 greatest cities to spend New Year's Eve in the CNN ranking.
The Daily Telegraph included the Russian capital in the top 10 cities with the world's best Christmas festivals and fairs held.
Moscow is in top 20 cities with the most affordable 3* hotels.
Quality of City Life
Moscow is the third in the rating of the big cities most attractive for life that was compiled by the international consulting company Boston Consulting Group. New York tops the list, London is the second.
UN experts recognize Moscow best metropolis in terms of quality of life and infrastructure development. The Russian capital was third in the global ranking
Moscow entered top 10 in Urban Planning and Human Capital categories in the ranking of dynamically developing cities of IESE Business School Universidad de Navarra.
Moscow ranked 4th in Resonance Consultancy's 100 Best Cities ranking
Moscow is in top 10 in terms of culture, tourism and entertainment development in the ranking of global cities' power.
Moscow is included in top 25 cities by integration into the world city network
Moscow joined list of capitals with the lowest air pollution level by average annual PM2.5 concentration
Moscow for the first time included in top 20 most attractive cities for expatriates