He said this during the World Government Summit in Dubai.

“It came as a shock to me that Moscow, where I had never been before, the largest city in Europe with 13 million people, is much nicer than any city in my country,” RIA Novosti quotes the journalist.

Carlson clarified that Moscow gives the impression of a cleaner, safer and more beautiful city than any American city.

He added that the architecture and services in the Russian capital are better than in any US city.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow has become one of the best megacities in the world.