quick commentary, and of course uzbekistan and starvekistan have a higher GDP per cap than Norway
“By most parameters we are better than the cities in developed countries. This year most of our parameters became better that those in rapidly developing cities such as Beijing. In some spheres we are still behind, but in others we can be competitive,” Sobyanin said in an interview with the TASS news agency.
“For example, we have fewer foreign tourists than Paris, but our security parameters look better,” he added.
The mayor also told reporters that Moscow was among the best cities in the world by various parameters important for the quality of life of ordinary residents, such as communal services, education and public transport.
“As far as implementation of ‘smart city’ technology is concerned, Moscow is in the top five cities in the world. For example, the quality of secondary education is higher than in most European and American cities,” he said. “Moscow is a competitive city; the most important thing is never to stop and to keep moving forward.”