Putin discusses impacts of events in Yemen on global economy with Russian Security Council
Putin urges Russia's Internet business to work actively with defense structures
Russia urges Ukraine to lift blockade of Donbas — Russia’s ambassador to OSCE
Motives of pilot for crashing Germanwings plane remain unclear
Finnish owners to re-register Crimean winery under Russian law
Ex-German chancellor Schroeder criticizes Merkel government policy regarding RussiaWorld March 28, 16:55
Extremists, terrorists threaten security of many Arab countries — PutinRussia March 28, 16:49
Talks with Iran at decisive stage — German foreign ministerWorld March 28, 16:42
China to invest $500 billion in other countries’ economies by 2020 — President Xi JinpingWorld March 28, 13:58
Kiev violates "regime of silence" 27 times over past day — DPR Defense MinistryWorld March 28, 12:31
Talks between P5+1, Iran to resume in LausanneWorld March 28, 11:30
UEFA may award Montenegro 0:3 technical defeat from RussiaSports March 28, 4:24
Ukraine straying away from European values despite its integration slogans — expertWorld March 27, 21:52
Hong Kong to continue talks with Russia on signing investment protection agreementEconomy March 27, 21:42
MOSCOW, July 1 (Itar-Tass) — The adding of new territories to Moscow will help the mega-city with the population of 20 million people to develop harmonically, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said at a conference on Sunday discussing Moscow government’s activity on new territories.
According to the mayor, starting from Sunday July 1 “the number of Muscovites has increased by 230,000. This is two percent of the current population of the capital or a 1.5-year natural population increase”.
Sobyanin said that the territory of Moscow has increased by 150,000 hectares. “These are vast territories for Moscow, and 3.3 percent - for the Moscow region,” he said.
According to Sobyanin, the decision to expand the capital’s borders will be advantageous both for Moscow and the Moscow region. “This will help the whole 20-million mega-city to develop harmonically,” he is sure.
The mayor noted that the previous model of Moscow’s development, when offices were built in the centre, and millions of square meters of housing around the centre, has run out of stream. “We cannot pursue this course any longer, whether we want that or not,” he stressed. The expansion of Moscow will make it possible to create new labor opportunities, new centers, new points of attraction.
In particular, scientific clusters will be set up in Troitsk and Skolkovo, and a financial centre will be built at the Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye Highway, the Moscow mayor added.