Urban Comfort Ranking Puts Krasnodar in the Lead
St. Petersburg placed 19th on the list while Moscow fell from seventh position to 48th.
The researchers ranked the 100 largest cities in the country based on the quality of the local urban environment and the cost of living.
Krasnodar has one of the largest construction rates and is a leader in individual home ownership, according to the Russian Union of Engineers.
The union compiled its own rating in 2015 where cities were judged based on their population dynamics, transportation infrastructure, accommodation, economy and the residents' financial wellbeing. The cities that came out on top included Voronezh, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Rostov-on-Don, Saratov, as well as Moscow and St. Petersburg. Krasnodar was deemed as having great potential for future growth.