Creation of comfortable urban environment is one of priorities of the Russian government
City is a manifestation of the national project. Everyone should get involved and contribute to the comfortability of urban environment. The government began allocating budget funds for these projects. Over these years, we are going to spend more than 300 billion roubles on creation of comfortable urban environment. <…> By 2024, we need to ensure that 50% of our cities have comfortable environment — Vitaly Mutko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
In Russia, there are 319 monotowns, 100 of them are in the red zone, where there is no money, there is a closed enterprise, pressure on the labour market, no comfortable urban environment, but people really want to change the life around them. Over the last six months, we achieved huge transformations. <…> Government handed out grants, but they were very small. That is why a modern urban environment is not necessarily how it is in Moscow. <…> In a town with 15,000 or 50,000 people, comfortable urban environment is very different. So, there is enough money for everyone — Igor Shuvalov, Chairman, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF".
Russia has become a highly urbanized country. 75% of our population live in 1,100 cities. It accounts for the vast majority of country’s GDP. The cities are clearly becoming the main format of people’s life in the future — Alexander Mamut, General Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rambler&Co.
A citizen should buy not just square metres, but also an environment — Alexander Beglov, Acting Governor of St. Petersburg.