In 2020, seven places got the status of an urban settlement: Sirius in Krasnodar Kraj (split from Sochi district) as well as Bobrovo, Butovo, Drožžino, Izmajlovo, Lopatino and Novodrožžino (all in Leninskij urban district in Moscow region). Two distict-level cities (Rošal' and Starodub) were absorbed by their surrounding district.
In 2019, Murino (in Leningrad oblast) became a city (64,939 inhabitants in 2020 after 7,949 in 2010). Fosforitnyj (in Moskva oblast) was re-established as urban settlement (after a former merger with Chorlovo). 15 settlements lost their urban status and five district mergers were performed.
Three places gained city status: Kukmor in Tatarstan (2019 population: 17,815), Kurchaloy in Chechnya (pop. 26,115) and Kudrovo in Leningrad Oblast (pop. 31,577). Ryazanovsky in Moskow Oblast (pop. 2,044) regained the status as urban settlement.
Buryatia Republic (pop. 983,273 in 2019) and Zabaykalsky Krai (pop. 1,065,785 in 2019) moved to from Siberia to Far Eastern Federal District.
The Russian federal districts and all cities having more than 100,000 inhabitants.
1979, 1989, 2002, 2010 census, 2021 estimate
2002, 2010 census, 2021 estimate
The Ukrainian Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol were annexed by Russia in March 2014. This new status is not internationally recognised.