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.


The Moscow Transport app won in the nomination "Best MaaS Initiative" and The Moscow Metro - Troika in the Regions of Russia won in the nomination "Best Smart Ticketing Programme"
Transport Ticketing Awards 2021
Moscow Transport app was recognized as a Platinum Winner and as the best among 2,500 applicants within the category "Application for the Public Sector"
AVA Digital Awards 2021
Winner in the category «Best Smart Ticketing Programme», judges were impressed by the “comprehensive, integrated nature of this programme and the huge take-up in one of the world’s biggest agglomerations”
Transport Ticketing Global Awards 2020
Moscow Tramway is the winner in the «Most Improved» category. Experts highlighted comfortable tram-cars, eco-friendly technologies and convenient stops
Global Light Rail Awards 2020
Moscow Transport is included in the shortlist for the transport logistics at FIFA World Cup 2018
CIHT Transport Planning Award 2020
«Hello, Moscow!» project awarded in the «Marketing Campaign» category
Global Public Transport Awards 2019
Moscow received a special award for achievements in the transport infrastructure development
Sustainable Transport Award 2018
Moscow received the «Best Project for the Public Sector» award for the development of the Moscow electronic map
ComNews Awards 2018
Moscow Tramway is a winner in the "Most Improved" category. Experts highlighted comfortable tram-cars, eco-friendly technologies and convenient stops
Global Light Rail Awards 2020


UN recognized Integrated Data Warehouse as a Good Practice contributing to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations: SDG Good Practices
Moscow Investment Portal, customer service video of Moscow's State Inspectorate for Real Estate and Automated Information System «Soulful Moscow» included in the top-20 nominees. Overall, 15 projects of the Moscow Government were nominated for the award
WSIS Prizes 2021
Coronavirus Innovation Map of the Moscow Agency of Innovations included in the list of award finalists
Go Smart Awards
Official Web Portal of Moscow Government ( and Mosecomonitoring are among finalists of the international challenge
Smart Cities Readiness Challenge — 2021
Moscow's Charity Service is recognized among winning products bringing new ideas to life in innovative ways
Big Innovation Awards 2021
«My Moscow» app received Silver Prize in «e-Government Services» category
WeGo Awards 2020
Moscow Innovation Ecosystem for testing innovative solutions is a prize winner in the category of Public sector innovations
Quality Innovation Award 2020
6 Moscows digital projects are among the finalists of international DADI awards
The Drum Awards for the Digital Industries 2020
Moscow's Digital Twin project received an award for excellence in urban development
International Society of City and Regional Planners 2020
The online platform of the Moscow Innovation Cluster received an award in the category  of Services for Innovative Enterprises
Digital Leaders 2020
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


Moscow Electronic School and Medical Classes at Moscow Schools have been put on the list of this year’s 100 inspiring innovations
HundrED Innovation Summit 2018, 2020
Moscow schoolchildren won 2 golden medals at the Olympiad
International Olympiad in Informatics 2021
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
Two gold, four silver and one bronze medals at the EuroSkills European Championship
EuroSkills 2018


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 an award in the category of the Best Cultural and Sports Infrastructure
MIPIM Awards 2020
Luzhniki Big Sports Arena was shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival in the category of Finished Sport Buildings
World Architecture Festival 2018

Culture and Tourism

175 organizations in Moscow were distinguished by the international Safe Travels stamp
Safe Travels Discover Moscow 2021
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
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 category of Landscape Designs
MIPIM Awards 2019
Moscow Street Program is a winner of the Global Awards for Excellence
ULI Global Awards for Excellence 2019
Zaryadye Park was the best in the category of Visitor Attraction. 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 in the category of Best Design of Public Spaces
MIPIM Awards 2018
Moscow recieved International Architectural Portal Award
ArchDaily 2018
The «Moscow Longevity» project was among the finalists within the nomination of Inclusive & Sharing Cities
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


Two projects of Moscow Government  "Sports Weekend" and "Show in 60 Seconds" included in the shortlist of the award in 3 nominations
MarSpo Awards 2021
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 38 positions in the ranking - from 88th to 50th 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 ranks 5th in Europe and 18th in the world by development of the financial technology ecosystem
Findexable: The Global Fintech Index 2021
Moscow ranked 9th in the world for the development of startup ecosystem
StartupBlink: Startup Ecosystem Rankings 2021
Special Economic Zone Technopolis Moscow is Honourable mention for the development of medical technologies and pharmaceuticals, COVID-19 related
fDi Intelligence: Global Free Zones of the Year 2021
Special Economic Zone Technopolis Moscow is a runner-up in "New Investment" nomination and received Editor’s choice in "COVID fighters" nomination
Investment Monitor: Economic Zone Sustainable Recovery Strategies Awards 2021
Moscow became a leader in terms of healthcare evolution and the number of museums and university-sponsored incubators
Kearney: Global Cities Index 2021
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

Quality of Life

Moscow ranks 3rd in terms of attractiveness for life among 16 megacities of the world. Moscow is also recognized as the best city within the category of public spaces
BCG: Cities of Choice 2021
Moscow ranked 1st in the world in terms of transport efficiency. Moscow has the lowest waiting time for the metro and one of the highest speeds of public transport during the morning rush hour
McKinsey: Elements of success: Urban transportation systems of 25 global cities 2021
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 PM2.5  levels of air pollution
IQAir: World Regional Capital City Ranking 2021
Moscow climbed to 9th place within category of Cultural Interaction 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 is one of the leaders among European historical metropolises in terms of preserving cultural heritage sites
PwC: study in 2021
Moscow recognized as one of the strongest in the world in terms of effectiveness, infrastructure equipment and digital services in schools
BCG: study in 2021
Moscow ranked 25th among 115 best cities in terms of attractiveness for students, ranking of universities, and employer activity
QS: Best Student Cities 2022
Moscow's cinema in the Gorky Park is among the 40 most beautiful outdoor cinemas in the world
Time Out: The 40 most beautiful outdoor cinemas in the world 2021

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 2021
Moscow took 32nd place in the ranking of cities according to performance of the innovative urban cluster
WIPO: Global Innovation Index 2021
Moscow entered the top 15 of the most promising technological cities in Europe
fDi Intelligence & TNW: Tech Cities of the Future 2021
Since 2019, Moscow climbed 18 places in the IMD global smart city ranking based on a survey of residents
IMD: Smart City Index 2021


The State Central Film Museum in Moscow included in the top-15 cinema attractions
Time Out: 101 places all movie lovers should visit 2021
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