Moscow’s awards

Moscow’s awards
Every year Moscow receives awards at international and Russian competitions for the development of the urban environment. Experts noted the launch of the Moscow Central Circle, the quality of electronic public services and the creation of the Magistral land transport network. The capital's programs for the preservation of historical monuments are recognized as one of the most effective in the world, and new urban spaces are winning international awards.


Moscow Tramway is winner in The Most Improved category. Experts highlighted comfortable tram-cars, eco-friendly technologies and convenient stops.
Global Light Rail Awards 2020
Winner in the Best Smart Ticketing Programme
Transport Ticketing Global Awards 2020
"Hello, Moscow!" project awarded in the "Marketing Campaign" category
Global Public Transport Awards 2019
Special award for achievements in the transport infrastructure development
Sustainable Transport Award 2018
Moscow Transport is included in shortlist for FIFA World Cup Transport Logistics
CIHT Transport Planning Award 2020
"Best Project for the Public Sector" award for the development of the Moscow electronic map
ComNews Awards 2018
Moscow Tramway is winner in The Most Improved category. Experts highlighted comfortable tram-cars, eco-friendly technologies and convenient stops.
Global Light Rail Awards 2020


Official Web Portal of Moscow Government ( and Mosecomonitoring are among finalists of the international challenge.
Smart Cities Readiness Challenge — 2021
"VTB Bank was awarded The Banker prize for the active implementation of modern technologies, including in the modernization of the Moscow transport ticket system"
Transaction Banking Awards - 2020
The "My Moscow" app received Silver prize in "e-Government Services" Category
WeGo Awards 2020
Six Moscows digital projects are among finalists of international DADI awards.
The Drum Awards for the Digital Industries 2020
Moscows Digital Twin project received an award from the International Society of City and Regional Planners for excellence in urban development.
International Society of City and Regional Planners 2020


Two gold, four silver and one bronze medals at the EuroSkills European Championship
EuroSkills 2018
For the third year in a row, Moscow schoolchildren were the best in the school Olympiad of the worlds megacities and capitals
Moscow Megacities Olympiad 2019


Aviamotornaya Metro Station awarded "For the Creation of a Transportation Object of High Artistic Value"
Golden Trezzini Awards 2020
Irina Viner-Usmanova Rhythmic Gymnastics Palace received award in "Best Cultural and Sports Infrastructure" category.
MIPIM Awards 2020
Luzhniki Big Sports Arena was shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival in the "Finished Sport Buildings category
World Architecture Festival 2018

Culture and Tourism

Moscow has won the World's Leading City Destination Award two times in a row and Europe's Leading Heritage Destination 2020    
World Travel Awards 2020
Three Moscow Museums won in the competitive program
InterMuseum Awards 2019
In 2021, 175 Moscow entities have obtained distinctive stamps envisaging safety standards for public and tourist infrastructure
Safe Travels Discover Moscow 2021
Moscow is acclaimed as one of the best cities to hold festivals and big events.
World Festival and Event City Award 2018
Special award for contribution to the restoration industry, implementation of projects at the "Denkmal, Russia — Moscow" exhibition in 2019 and International competitions for young restorers
Denkmal, Russia — Moscow

Best City Projects

Zaryadye Park was shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival competition in the "Landscape Designs" category
MIPIM Awards 2019
Zaryadye Park was the best in the "Visitor Attraction" category. It received an award for media appliances and audio and visual installations in the media centre, namely Time Machine and Soaring Theatre
World Architecture Festival 2018
Zaryadye Park was shortlisted for the Best Urban Regeneration Project
InAVation Awards 2018
Zaryadye Park won the "Best Design of Public Spaces" category
MIPIM Awards 2018
International Architectural Portal Award
ArchDaily 2018
Moscow Street Program is Global Awards for Excellence Winner
ULI Global Awards for Excellence 2019
The "Moscow Longevity" project was among the finalists of the World Smart City Awards 2018 in the Inclusive & Sharing Cities nomination.
World Smart City Awards 2018
The "Active Citizen" project is a laureate in the nomination "Best Digital Practice for Using Blockchain in Social Projects".
Blockchain Economy 2018


Irina Viner-Usmanovas Gymnastics Palace in Luzhniki won the "Best Design for Construction and Reconstruction of Sports Facilities" award
BISPO Awards 2019
Moscow schoolchildren won 70 medals in world art culture and physical education
All-Russian Olympiad for Schoolchildren 2018


In 2021, Moscow took 2nd place among the largest megacities in the world by foreign direct investment strategy and entered the top 25 most attractive cities for investors
fDi Intelligence: Global Cities of the Future 2021/22
From 2019 to 2021, Moscow has climbed up 31 positions in the ranking - from 88th to 57th place
Z/Yen: Global Financial Centres Index 2021
Moscow ranked 3rd according to effectiveness of measures to overcome the pick-virus aftermath
EY: COVID-19 in world metropolitan cities, 2021
Moscow entered the top 5 European megalopolises within human capital development and convenience for business
fDi Intelligence: European Cities and Regions of the Future 2020/21
Moscow ranked 2nd in the world according to effectiveness of policies during the COVID pandemic
HSE: Biggest Cities: City Policy Effectiveness during the COVID Pandemic, 2021
Moscow ranked 9th in the world for the development of startup ecosystem
StartupBlink: Startup Ecosystem Rankings 2020
Moscow ranks 7th in Europe and 30th in the world by development of the financial technology ecosystem
Findexable: The Global Fintech Index 2020
Moscow showed the best dynamics in the ranking of the most promising centers of economic growth in Europe, climbing up 48 positions in a year and entering the top 50
LaSalle Investment Management: European Regional Economic Growth Index 2019
Moscow became a leader in the global ranking of cities in terms of museum development and of improvement in business environment
Kearney: Global Cities Index 2019

Quality of Life

Moscow is in the 4th place of the best cities in the world in terms of attractiveness for life, tourism, and business
Resonance Consultancy: Best Cities 2021
For the first time Moscow entered the top 20 cities in the world in terms of attractiveness for expats
Internations: Expat Insider 2020
Moscow is one of the world's capitals with the lowest levels of exhaust gas concentration
IQAir: World Regional Capital City Ranking 2019
Moscow climbed to 9th place within "Cultural interaction" category and improved its positions within "Environment" and "Research and development" categories
Mori Foundation: Global Power City Index 2020
Moscow entered the top 10 of dynamically developing cities in the categories of urban planning and human capital
IESE: Cities in Motion Index 2020

Culture and Education

Moscow ranked 34th among 120 best cities in terms of attractiveness for students, ranking of universities, and employer activity
QS: Best Student Cities 2019

Technology and Innovation

Moscow ranked 14th in the ranking of smart city governments. Authors noted Moscow's governmental portal, Active Citizen platform and  City of Ideas crowdsourcing project contributed to rapid and large-scale development of the IT infrastructure in the city
Eden Strategy Institute: Top 50 Smart City Governments 2021
Moscow took 6th place in the e-government services ranking among 100 world megacities
United Nations: Local Online Service Index 2020
Moscow entered the top 3 of the Global Rankings of Cities on Coronavirus Innovation
StartupBlink: Global Rankings of Cities on Coronavirus Innovation 2020
Moscow took 32nd place in the ranking of cities according to performance of the innovative urban cluster
WIPO: Global Innovation Index Report 2020
Moscow entered the top 20 of the most promising technological cities in Europe
fDi Intelligence: Tech Cities of the Future 2020/2021
Moscow climbed 16 places in the IMD global smart city ranking based on a survey of residents
IMD: Smart City Index 2020


Moscow is among the top 20 cities with the most accessible three-star hotels for tourists
Price of Travel: 3-Star Traveler Index 2020
Moscow entered the top 10 most attractive cities for celebrating the New Year
CNN: Great places to spend New Year s Eve 2019
Moscow included in the top 10 cities where the world's best Christmas festivals and fairs are held
The Daily Telegraph: Worlds best Christmas markets 2019