How the borders of Moscow

Senators by their decision expanded Moscow’s borders and increased its population by 230 thousand people. This figure is small, as the territories of the Moscow region located in the southwest of the capital were considered a depressed region, whose inhabitants in the main mass worked in Moscow.

Now in the line of the city of Moscow, except the lands in the southwestern direction up to the border of Kaluga region, includes Skolkovo and Rublevo-Arkhangelskoye. The Municipality of the capital has already announced that a plan for the development of these areas, which will be carried out mainly low-rise and cottage residential construction.

In addition to residential development, the business center of the capital is planned to be transferred to these territories, freeing for public access the historical center of Moscow, which is now almost fully occupied by various State structures.$ Officials are confident that the placement of government structures in new territories will solve the transport problem of the capital. Their confidence was not shaken even by the fact that many citizens, urban planning and public organizations, including the Public Chamber, made criticism of the project “Greater Moscow”. The expansion was opposed by many deputies of the Moscow Regional Duma.

The first serious problem faced by the capital authorities was roads — the infrastructure of the Moscow region is poorly developed, in many “metropolitan” areas roads were not at all or their condition turned out to be very run. The

municipal community does not meet the capital’s standards – many villages of this direction are still not provided with gas. The power consumption of substations will also need to be increased. But no less important problem becomes garbage – because almost all the forest in the Moscow region has become a solid dump. It is to be hoped that the authorities have miscalculated their actions, and expanding Moscow’s border will have a real practical effect.

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