“In total, in the second half of this year, 503 criminal cases were initiated, 293 persons involved in illegal actions of this type were identified,” Volk quoted TASS as saying.

Also, 2,036 specialized Internet sites for the distribution of fake certificates were blocked.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia continues to oppose the production and distribution of falsified vaccination certificates against coronavirus infection, Volk concluded.

In Novosibirsk, 17 cases were opened on the sale of fake vaccination certificates.

In the suburbs of Moscow, eight people were arrested on charges of falsifying vaccination certificates.

In Tatarstan, 38 cases were opened on the sale of fake vaccination certificates.

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