The capital of Chechnya, Grozny, took second place in the quality of life ranking compiled by the Government’s Financial University, RBC reports.
Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, tops this year’s list after being 4th in 2018. The third place went to the ‘oil capital,’ Tyumen (which was in first place in 2018). Grozny apparently rose so high due to the local government’s effectiveness and the city housing being in good repair.
Interestingly, in Moscow (5th place), respondents rated the work of the city authorities low quite (33rd place), but praised the city’s cultural level. In St. Petersburg (6th place), the work of the authorities was rated even lower (60th place), but the ‘general situation in the city’ was praised. Krasnodar ranks fourth, but mainly because of the high level of culture and education (2nd place); the regional authorities’ evaluation is poor as well (30th place).
The main city in Crimea, Sevastopol, has made it to the top ten this year – 8th place – due to the high quality of local medicine (1st place). The local authorities there also received a decent evaluation (4th place).