“A criminal case has been initiated on the basis of a crime under Part 1 of Article 236 of the Criminal Code of Russia (Violation of sanitary and epidemiological rules),” RIA Novosti reports.

According to kp.ru, in mid-July in a preschool institution more than two dozen children felt unwell, and later they were diagnosed with an intestinal infection.

Earlier it was reported that the Ural Transport Prosecutor's Office is checking reports of poisoning of several children after a trip to St. Petersburg.