Sochi, Ufa and Chelyabinsk became leaders of the Forbes magazine rating of 30 of large Russian cities by the degree of convenience for doing business, the last places in the ranking are occupied by Rostov-on-Don, St. Petersburg and Samara.
The leaders in the list were the cities with the least administrative pressure, business-tolerant tax officials, and affordable finance. The top ten also included Tyumen, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Makhachkala, Kazan, Ulan-Ude and Krasnodar. The list is closed by Moscow, Samara, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don. Moscow and St. Petersburg were included in the list for the first time.
Last year, the leaders of the Forbes rating were Tatarstan, the Sverdlovsk region and the Krasnodar Territory. The last three of the list of 30 regions included (in decreasing order of place) the Astrakhan region, the Vologda region and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
In 2010, Forbes named Krasnodar, Khabarovsk and Yekaterinburg the best cities for doing business; the last three in the ranking were ranked in decreasing order by Vologda, Tula and Magnitogorsk, arendator.ru writes.