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Tech in Moscow #16 (30 November - 6 December 2020)

December 7, 2020, 08:30 (UTC+3)|

The weekly observer of Moscow's tech stories


main news about Moscow's projects, developers and technologies

  • Face ID to pay fare will appear in the Moscow metro in 2021
  • Moscow's digital projects to fight the COVID-19 pandemic receive a Runet prize
  • Sberbank plans to open an international Institute of artificial intelligence in Russia
  • MTS launched a Russian base station in its network
  • AI-powered knowledge base service for employee support AutoFAQ is included in the register of domestic software  (Card of AutoFAQ)


A draft law on a tax on cryptocurrency has been submitted to the State Duma

More news →


  • Russian AI company Cleverbots attracted $1 million investment for development in the international markets (Card of Cleverbots)
  • The developer of digital farms City Farmer attracted investments from IBS in exchange for 55% of the company
  • Online English school for children Novakid raised $4.25 million


researches, monitorings, reports and other analytics of Moscow and Russian IT market

  • Megafon: only 12% of Russian companies intend to cut costs on IoT →
  • Group-IB: the total potential damage of possible ransomware incidents, could exceed $1 billion →


The route is built: prospects for the development of MaaS in Moscow and other megacities of the world

At the beginning of November Moscow authorities announced plans to launch a MaaS-platform (Mobility-as-a-Service, “mobility as a service”) in the city; it will combine all city and several private transport services. By the end of 2021, the concept of multimodality will be implemented, which means that types of transport will be combined in a single digital space, and routes and fares will be personalised for users.

This ambition of Moscow corresponds to the global trend in the field of transport - gradual implementation of MaaS concept in the city. To understand the current state of things and the prospects for the development and application of MaaS in the world, ICT.Moscow studied the experience of the development of this concept by megacities of the world, and also discussed its key features and barriers with experts. 

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a showcase of some smart mobility solutions 


Moscow passenger mobile application


Moscow Metro mobile application

Moscow parking

Application for finding and paying for parking

More solutions  →


discover people who stand behind the innovative companies and projects in Moscow

Lev Khasis, First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank | Facebook | LinkedIn 

Vladislav Belyaev, Co-founder & CEO of | Facebook | LinkedIn

Adam Turaev, Strategy Director at Cleverbots | Facebook | LinkedIn 

Anatoly Karachinsky, President and CEO of IBS Group, Founder of City Farmer | Facebook 

Maxim Azarov, CEO of NovaKid | Facebook | LinkedIn | Crunchbase

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