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.


Passenger Mobility Center won in the category "High Quality of Corporate Social Responsibility"
Communitas Awards 2021
Face Pay service implemented in Moscow public transport system won the award in the Best Transport Digitalization Solution category
Formula of Movement 2021
Moscow Transport app received the award in the nomination "Best MaaS Initiative" and SberTroika project designed to integrate the Moscow transport payment system into Russian regions won in the Smartest Ticketing Program category
Transport Ticketing Awards 2021
Moscow-2020 train received the award for the best design. The international jury unanimously gave it the highest score in the Trains and Planes category
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021
Moscow tram won in the Project of the Year category of the Global Light Rail Awards. The jury commended the use of new technologies and software
Global Light Rail Awards 2021
Moscow won in the category Best Smart Ticket System
Transport Ticketing Awards 2020
Moscow Transport logistics during the 2018 FIFA World Cup were shortlisted for the award
CIHT Transport Planning Award 2020
Moscow tram system won in the Best Developing System category. The jury commended comfortable carriages, eco-friendly technologies and convenient tram stops
Global Light Rail Awards 2020
"Privet, Moskva! City storytelling from Moscow Transport" project of the Moscow Metro won the award for the best marketing campaign
Global Public Transport Awards 2019
Moscow interactive map was recognized as the Best Project for Public Sector
ComNews Awards 2018
Moscow received a special award for the transport infrastructure development
Sustainable Transport Award 2018
Moscow won the TomTom Traffic Index Award in the category "For Contribution to Development of Parking Space"
Traffic Index Awards 2017
Moscow Government received the Special Recognition prize for the achievements in developing the transport infrastructure
Global Public Transport Awards 2017
Moscow won 2nd prize for the achievements in creating a comfortable transport system and urban environment. Moscow was celebrated for achieving "incredible success" in  developing the transport system, including the construction of new metro stations and dedicated lanes for public transport and bikes, as well as improving the quality of life
Sustainable Transport Award 2016

Digital and Tech

The Moscow hackathon "Leaders of Digital Transformation" won in the Open Innovations category in 2023
BOLD Awards
Moscow Parking app won the award in the Application for Information category
AVA Digital Awards 2022
Moscow Transport app received the award from the International Association of Public Transport in the Multimodal Integration category in 2022
UITP Awards
Winners are such projects as the Moscow Electronic School and AI-based machine vision technologies for medical radiology
Quality Innovation Award 2022
Moscow Metro mobile app won in the category "Logistics and Transport"
RB Digital Awards 2022
Six Moscow Government projects became the winners of the Golden Website and Golden Application awards
Golden Website and Golden App 2022
Mos.Cloud project, which fully automates the economic activities of the city authorities, received the award in the Digital Leadership category
TAdviser IT Prize 2022
Moscow Digital Twin project became the winner of the "ComNews Awards. The best solutions for the digital economy" in the Best Digital Twin Solution category
ComNews Awards 2022
Five digital projects from Moscow won the RuNet prize: Moscow consumer web portal, Made in Moscow online platform designed to support local brands, Russpass travel platform, Student Portfolio service at the Moscow Electronic School (MES) , Moscow Immersion program of the Get to know Moscow website (available in Russian only)
Runet Prize 2022
Coronavirus Innovation Map – a global cooperation platform for innovations against COVID-19 – reached the final stage of the award
Go Smart Awards 2021
15 projects of the Moscow Government reached the final of the international WSIS Prizes 2021, including the Moscow Electronic School, the Unified Medical Information and Analytical System (UMIAS), the Moscow investment portal, the Spiritual Moscow portal and other digital projects
WSIS Prizes 2021
Four digital projects of the Moscow Government won the international Communitas Awards
Communitas Awards 2021
United Nations has added the Moscow's Integrated Data Warehouse to the list of world best practices that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations: SDG Good Practices 2021
Mos ID unified city identifier won in the Best Public Service category, and Digital Twin of Moscow won in the Best IT Solution for a Smart City category
Digital Peaks 2021
Moscow Transport mobile app was deemed one of the best at the World Summit Awards in the Smart Settlements and Urbanization category
World Summit Awards 2021
Mosecomonitoring portal won the Internet of Things Global Awards in the Smart Cities, Government and Housing and Communal Services category
IoT Global Awards 2021 charity service won in the Best Digital Service category, the ICT.Moscow portal was recognized as the best digital media, and Deputy Mayor of Moscow Natalia Sergunina won in the Digital Transformers category
CIPR Digital 2021
Charity service on was recognized as the best social project for its great contribution to the development of the assistance system to those in need
Best Social Projects in Russia 2021
Moscow Digital Ecosystem, short-term rental of cultural venues Together with Culture, travel websites Russpass and won the Runet Prize in 2021
Runet Prize 2021
Mobile app of the unified digital healthcare platform EMIAS.INFO won the international eHealthcare Leadership Awards and received an honorary prize in the Best Native Mobile App category
eHealthcare Leadership Awards 2021
Russpass digital travel service won the All-Russian Internet Award Prometheus-2021 in the Entertainment, Recreation and Tourism category
Prometheus 2021 portal and Mosecomonitoring reached the final of the Smart City Readiness Challenge
Smart Cities Readiness Challenge 2021
Moscow Government ranked second in the public sector at the international competition Global ICT Excellence Awards in the Startup Ecosystem category. The experts commended the performance of the Moscow Innovation Cluster and Moscow Agency of Innovations
2021 Global ICT Excellence Awards
Charity service on won the international Big Innovation Awards for the implementation of innovative solutions that have a great impact on society
Big Innovation Awards 2021
Moscow Innovation Cluster platform, charity portal and the project aimed at reducing water consumption in Moscow won in several categories of the German Innovation Awards
German Innovation Awards 2021
Moscow Metro app won the Platinum award, the jury members recognized it as the best among 2500 applicants for the award in the  category‎ "Public Sector Application"
AVA Digital Awards 2021
Technopolis Moscow Special Economic Zone won in the "Development of Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Related to COVID-19" category
fDi Global Free Zones 2021
Moscow has reached the final stage of the Intelligent Community Awards for the second time since 2017. The jury commended the achievements of the Russian capital in such fields as communications, participation of residents in city government, IT specialists training, digital literacy, support and implementation of innovations
Intelligent Community Awards 2021
VTB Bank won the Banker Award for the active implementation of modern technologies during the modernization of the Moscow transport ticketing system
Transaction Banking Awards 2020
My Moscow mobile app ranked second in the Efficient Government category
WeGo Awards 2020
Six Moscow digital projects reached the final of the DADI award: portal, project, Moscow investment portal, Active Citizen project, My Moscow mobile application and Mosecomonitoring website
Drum Awards for the Digital Industries 2020
Digital Twin of Moscow received the award from the International Society of City and Regional Planners for high achievements in urban development
International Society of City and Regional Planners 2020
Online-platform of the Moscow Innovation Cluster received the award in the Services for Innovative Enterprises category
Digital Leaders 2020
Moscow Innovation Ecosystem program for testing innovative solutions won the award for the public sector innovations
Quality Innovation Award 2020
Moscow Investment Portal was awarded as the best solution for economic development. Moscow Innovation Cluster and Remote Digital Voting System received awards in the "Contribution to Development of Small Business" and "Towards Digital Democracy" categories
Digital Peaks 2020
Moscow Government projects received awards in the categories 'Technology vs Coronavirus', 'Economy and Business' and 'State and Society'
Runet Prize 2020
Moscow was recognized as one of the leaders in the CIS and the Eurasian Economic Union in terms of quality of digital services. The projects of Moscow were named the best initiatives aimed at improving the urban environment
City Where You Want to Live 2020
Moscow gadgets repair marketplace 'Technologigal Wonder' won the award in the Retail Services category
Consumer Rights and Service Quality Award 2017
Active Citizen project was recognized as the best one in the Power and State category
Prometheus 2017


Moscow schoolchildren won gold medals at the XXIII Asian Physics Olympiad in Mongolia. Teams from more than 25 countries competed for prizes
Asian Physics Olympiad 2023
Students of 219 Moscow schools received 1391 winner certificates that is 74 more than last year. They performed well in economics, computer science, history, ecology, Russian language, math, social studies and physics
All-Russian Olympiad for Schoolchildren 2022/2023
Moscow team won 176 gold, 65 silver and 28 bronze medals and for the third time ranked first in the medal tally at the Young Professionals 10th National Championship
Young Professionals 10th National Championship 2022
Muscovites won 146 medals and ranked first among Russian regions
Abilympics National Championship of Professional Excellence among People with Disabilities 2022
Schoolchildren from Moscow ranked first in in the team competition. They performed well in physics, chemistry, math and informatics
International Olympiad of Metropolises 2021
Moscow schoolchildren Timofei Fedoseev and Egor Lifar won two gold medals
International Olympiad in Informatics 2021
Twenty Moscow schools and colleges entered the top 100 educational institutions of the Worldskills Russia movement in 2021
WorldSkills Russia Ranking of Educational Institutions 2021
Boston Consulting Group compared 11 world's megacities and recognized the digital education environment of Moscow as one of the best in the world by performance, equipment and uniqueness of digital services
Digital culture in education: role of information technology in educational process 2021
Moscow team of 193 students won 236 medals and ranked first in the medal tally
Young Professionals 9th National Championship 2021
Moscow team won 183 awards (123 gold, 47 silver and 13 bronze ones) and ranked first in the team tally
WorldSkills Russia 2020
Moscow Electronic School and the 'Medical class at Moscow school' project entered the top 100 educational projects in the world
HundrED Yearbook 2019
Moscow team won 91 medals (54 gold, 21 silver and 16 bronze ones) and ranked first in the team standings
WorldSkills Russia 2018
Russian team won the EuroSkills Budapest 2018 with 19 medals. Moscovites won seven medals: two gold, four silver and one bronze
EuroSkills 2018
Moscow schoolchildren ranked 4th in the world in global competencies and 2nd in financial literacy
PISA 2018


GES-2 House of Culture was shortlisted for the MIPIM Awards in the Best Refurbished Building category
MIPIM Awards 2022
North River Terminal ranked 3rd in the Urban Development and Urban Design category
A’Design Awards 2021
Aviamotornaya metro station was awarded for the construction of a transport facilitiy of high artistic value
Golden Trezzini Awards 2020
Project of Eduard Streltsov stadium reconstruction received the award in the Mixed Use Development category
European Property Awards 2020
Five Moscow projects reached the final of the international award in the field of real estate and urban development
MIPIM Awards 2020
Project of Bogorodskoye district redevelopment won the award in the category of urban planning concepts
UDAD Awards 2020
Section of Nekrasovskaya metro line and Luzhniki Stadium won in the "Infrastructure Facility" and "Renovated Building" categories
Moscow Street Program won the award. According to organizers, it created a more people-centered city by "daring to think big"
ULI Global Awards for Excellence 2019
Zaryadye Park won the Inavation Awards 2018 international competition in the Visitor Attraction category
InAVation Awards 2018
Luzhniki Stadium and Zaryadye Park were shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival in 2018
World Architecture Festival 2018
Zaryadye Park was shortlisted for the MIPIM Awards in the Best Urban Regeneration Project category
MIPIM Awards 2018
Zaryadye Park won the award in the Public Architecture category
2018 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards

Culture and Tourism

Moscow received the "Region as Mentor for Industrial Tourism" award
All-Russian accelerator "Open Industry" 2023
Multimedia exhibition "Discover#Mosprom. Mechanisms of the Big City" won the bronze prize in the "Culture and Leisure" category of the all-Russian Silver Mercury Award
Silver Mercury 2022
Three projects from Moscow were awarded with the all-Russian tourist award "Route of the Year". The Discover Moscow mobile app won the Grand Prix, the Modern Art of Two Capitals tourist route and the Literary Places Guide bicycle route took second and third places in their categories
All-Russian tourist award "Route of the Year" 2022
Moscow won in two categories of the international World Travel Awards 2021. The Russian capital was celebrated as the best city-break destination (World’s Leading City Break Destination 2021) and the best tourist destination for exploring historical heritage (World’s Leading Heritage City Destination 2021)
World Travel Awards 2021
Moscow won the all-Russian tourist Russian Travel Awards in the Leader of Business Tourism category. The award was also given to the joint project of Moscow and St. Petersburg "Two Cities - a Million Impressions" which was recognized as the best cross-regional tourism project in 2021
Russian Travel Awards 2021
"City of Discoveries" project of the Moscow City Tourism Committee reached the final of the second all-Russian competition of children's tourism projects
All-Russian contest of children's tourism projects 2021
Moscow received the main prize in the World's Leading City Destination 2020, outstripping London, New York, Paris, St Petersburg, Rio de Janeiro and other leading world metropolises
World Travel Awards 2020
Gulag History Museum, Biological Museum named after K.A. Timiryazev and State Darwin Museum won the awards of the Intermuseum international festival
InterMuseum Awards 2019
Moscow won the prestigious IFEA World Festival & Event City as one of the best cities for hosting festivals and public events
World Festival and Event City Award 2018
Moscow received a special award for its contribution to the historical restoration industry
Denkmal Russia - Moscow 2016

Best City Projects

Green bonds of Moscow won in the Green Financing category. They are aimed at funding the sustainable urban transport development
Green Eurasia 2023
Open#Mosprom project received the award in the Education and Science category of the Best Social Projects in Russia program. Various excursions, master classes and quizzes are held, helping to learn a lot of new facts about the city's industrial sector and the history of industrialization in Moscow
Best Social Projects in Russia 2023
Moscow Fashion Week won the award in the Event of the Year category
Russian Creative Awards 2022
Digital control system of the construction waste disposal received the award in the category "Best Project of the Efficient Management of Municipal Solid Waste" while the service of removal of unneeded things on the portal won the award in the "Best Project of Recycling Secondary Raw Materials" category
All-Russian Сontest of the Best Regional Environmental Practices "Reliable Partner - Ecology" 2022
Moscow Longevity project was shortlisted for the international World Smart City Awards in the Inclusiveness and Sharing category
World Smart City Awards 2018
Active Citizen project won the award in the "Best digital practice of using blockchain for social projects" category
Blockchain Economy Award 2018


Moscow schoolchildren won 28 awards of the All-Russian Olympiad in physical education for the first time
All-Russian Olympiad for Schoolchildren 2022/2023
"Sports Weekend" and "60 Seconds Show" projects were shortlisted for three different categories of the MarSpo sports marketing awards
MarSpo Awards 2021
Irina Viner-Usmanova Gymnastics Palace in Luzhniki won in the "Best Design for Sports Facility Construction and Reconstruction" category
BISPO Awards 2019
Moscow received the national award in the field of physical culture and sports in 2016 in the category "Region of Russia"
National Award in Physical Education and Sports 2016


Moscow Accelerator program won in the "Best Accelerator Program" category of the the prestigious international Global Business Outlook Awards
Global Business Outlook Awards 2022
Moscow Department of Investment and Industrial Policy won the Investment Leaders Award for developing a comprehensive solution for localizing major industries
Investment Leaders Award 2022
StartHub.Moscow project won the awardin in the "Best Venture Funding Program" category
Investment Leaders Award 2021
Technopolis Moscow Special Economic Zone won in six categories of the Global Free Zones of the Year ranking, including "Cluster Development", "COVID-19 Support", "Public-Private Partnership", "Real Estate Flexibility", "Red Tape Reduction" and "Workforce Amenities"
Global Free Zones of the Year 2020


Quality of Life

Moscow ranked third among 16 major cities in terms of attractiveness for residents and topped the Public Spaces category
BCG: Cities of Choice 2021
For the second year in a row, Moscow entered top 5 in the exclusive ranking of the world’s top urban destinations for life, tourism and business
Resonance Consultancy: Best Cities 2021

Culture and Education

Moscow recognized as one of the strongest in the world in terms of effectiveness, infrastructure equipment and digital services in schools
BCG in 2021
Moscow was recognized as one of the leaders among European capitals in preserving cultural heritage sites
PWC study in 2021
Moscow took 25th place in the ranking of 115 world university centers
QS: Best Student Cities 2022
Gorky Park ranked 11th among the top 40 most beautiful locations with open cinemas in the world
Time Out: The 40 most beautiful outdoor cinemas in the world 2021

Technology and Innovation


Moscow entered the top 10 most attractive cities to celebrate the New Year
CNN: Great places to spend New Year's Eve 2019
Moscow is among the top 10 cities with the best Christmas festivals and fairs in the world
The Daily Telegraph: Worlds best Christmas markets 2019
Moscow Cinema Museum took 12th place in the ranking of world attractions in the field of cinema
Time Out: 101 places all movie lovers should visit 2021


In 2021, Moscow was among the top 30 national capitals with the lowest concentration of PM2.5 particles in the air

In 2022, Moscow is among the 40 cities in the world with the cleanest air. The Russian capital is ahead of Singapore, Hong Kong, Paris, Berlin and Rome
IQAir World Air Quality Report 2021

Digitalization and IT

Since 2019, Moscow has climbed 18 places in the global ranking of smart cities based on surveys of residents
IMD: Smart City Index 2021
Moscow took 14th place in the ranking of smart cities' governments. The public services portal of Moscow on, the Active Citizen project and the City of Ideas platform contributed to the rapid and large-scale development of the city's IT infrastructure
Eden Strategy Institute: Top 50 Smart City Governments 2021
Moscow took 32nd place in the ranking of the top 100 science and technology clusters in the world
WIPO Global Innovation Index Report 2021
Moscow entered the top 15 of the most promising technological cities in Europe
fDi Tech Cities of the Future 2021
In 2018, Moscow ranked 1st out of 40 world's metropolises in the UN Local Online Service which assesses the quality of public e-services in cities.

In 2020 and 2022, Moscow ranked 6th out of 86 and 5th out of 193 cities respectively
UN E-Government Survey



Technopolis Moscow Special Economic Zone (SEZ) became one of the leaders of the New Investment category and received the Editor's choice award for developing a range of high-tech solutions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia
Investment Monitor: Economic Zone Sustainable Recovery Strategies Awards 2021
Moscow's FDI strategy ranked second among the world largest  metropolises in 2021. The capital of Russia entered the top 25 most attractive cities for investors for the first time since 2014
fDi Intelligence: Global Cities of the Future 2021/22


Moscow entered the top 20 most attractive cities for expats in the world
Internations: Expat Insider 2020
Moscow entered the top 10 of the IESE Cities in Motion Index in the 'Urban Planning' and 'Human Capital' categories
IESE: Cities in Motion Index 2020
Moscow rose to 9th place in the 'Cultural Interaction' subcategory and also improved its positions in the 'Environment' and 'Research and 'Development' subcategories in the Global Power City Index by Mori Foundation
Mori Foundation: Global Power City Index 2020
Moscow ranked among the top 5 largest European cities in the 'Business Friendliness' and 'Human Capital and Lifestyle' categories
fDi Intelligence: European Cities and Regions of the Future 2020/21
Moscow was recognized as the leading global city in terms of healthcare evolution, as well as the number of museums and university-sponsored incubators
Kearney: Global Cities Report 2021
Moscow entered the top 3 cities with the most effective measures of overcoming consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic
EY study "COVID-19 in World Metropolitan Cities" 2021
Moscow ranked second in the world in terms of effectiveness of policies during the COVID-19 pandemic
Higher School of Economics study of COVID policies in 2021
Moscow rose from 49th to 29th in the list of 50 cities in the InterNations: Expat City Ranking 2022 based on the survey of expats living in cities
InterNations: Expat Insider 2022
Moscow topped the list of 23 cities and regions of the Eurasian Economic Union with the best ESG indicators
ESG Ranking of Regions and Cities in the Eurasian Economic Union 2023
Moscow outpaced other largest cities of BRICS countries in the complex ranking which encompasses spatial and innovation development, quality of services in the city, transport accessibility and diversity of built environment
Urban & Innovation Environment Index 2023
Moscow is one of the eight world's best cities in the 'Cultural Interaction' category, which includes such indicators as the number of theaters, museums, tourist attractions and cultural events. Moscow has outpaced Vienna, Beijing, Amsterdam, Barcelona, ​​Seoul, Singapore and a lot of other large cities
Mori Foundation: Global Power City Index 2023
Moscow entered the top four world's cities with the greatest capacity to combat climate change
Urban Climate Agenda Report 2023


Moscow improved its position in the ranking by more than 30 points between 2019 and 2021: from 88th to 50th place. Moscow was recognized as the most powerful financial center in Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Z/Yen: Global Financial Centres Index 2021
Moscow entered the top 50 leading financial centers in the world
CEOWORLD Magazine: International Financial Centers Ranking


Moscow ranked third in the Kantar ranking on the development of transport systems in 31 world's metropolises
Kantar: Mobility Futures 2019
Moscow ranked second in the 2020 MSU study on the transport system development of the largest cities in the world
MSU Transportation System Development Index 2020
Moscow leads the list of the most efficient urban transport systems among 25 metropolises with more than 5 million inhabitants. The average speed of Moscow public transport during rush hour is one of the highest in the world. Moscow also ranked third in terms of the share of dedicated lanes for buses
McKinsey: Elements of success: Urban transportation systems of 25 global cities 2021


Moscow ranked 9th in the world and second in Europe in terms of startup ecosystem development
StartupBlink: Startup Ecosystem Rankings 2021
Moscow ranked 5th in Europe and 18th in the world in terms of fintech ecosystem development
Findexable: Global Fintech Index 2021