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40%

of Muscovites who live between the Third Ring Road and the MKAD believe that a major advantage of their districts is that day-care facilities, schools and medical clinics are not far away from home.

They also cited public transportation reliability (38%) and a relatively low cost of living (35%) as being among the advantages of their districts, alluding to the proximity of markets and budget shops.

At the same time, people living in more distant residential districts are unhappy that their homes are far away from the centre (21%). Ironically, the number of those who turned out not satisfied with their transportation situation was also not small (13%). Poor environmental conditions (12%) and the monotony of residential architecture (11%) were also cited as annoyances.

This information comes from an article by Alexey Levinson, Professor in the HSE’s Department of Sociological Research Methods, entitled ‘Moscow and Muscovites.’

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