Moscow is the laziest city in Russia where people work almost two hours less than in other of the country’s regions, Russian business daily Kommersant reported on Monday citing a survey by the State Statistics Service (Rosstat).
The survey covers seven Russian regions with a panel of 288 households in each subject and measures how Russians distribute their time.
According to Rosstat, the average working hours of a Muscovite are one hour and 41 minutes less than in other regions where people work eight hours and 14 minutes.
Kommersant said that Muscovites traditionally work less because there are many government services and management structures in the capital, but no industrial companies. Muscovites also read and watch TV less, and they do less housework in comparison with other Russians.
The survey said that both men and women in Moscow spend about four minutes a day reading fiction, while they spend about 18 minutes on the telephone.
The thing that makes Muscovites’ life much harder is traffic jams. Moving along Moscow streets takes twice as much time than in other regions.
According to the 2010 census, Moscow has a population of over 11.7 million people. Unofficially, it is estimated that more than 14 million people, including unregistered migrant workers and their families, reside in the country’s capital.
MOSCOW, June 6 (RIA Novosti)