February 23, 2021

Regions Measure Up


Regions Measure Up
Moscow, the capital of Russia, capital of our hearts, and the capital of Russian quality of life. The RussianLife files

The 2020 update of Russian news outlet RIA Novosti's comprehensive ranking of all Russian regions is live, and the results aren't very shocking.

As with every year, the survey lists each part of Russia, comparing it to all others on the basis of education, unemployment, housing conditions, level of income, transportation infrastructure, and more. Each region is then assigned a score out of 100.

Moscow, of course, came in first, with an impressive 82.164/100. St. Petersburg came next, at 80.634. In third place was the Moscow Region, with 76.068. Tatarstan came in fourth, with 66.624.

The last three places were the Tuva Republic (17.506), Trans-Baikal (26.889), and the Karachay-Cherkess Republic (27.693).

Experts noted that the results of this year are roughly in line with those from years previous: regions at the periphery tend to score lower than those at the center of administration. While the middle of the list tends to shift, the top and bottom are fairly consistent.

See the ranking for yourself here.

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