“The Council of the State Duma unanimously withdrew from consideration the bill on QR codes — Volodin wrote in his Telegram channel.
The initiative was made on November 12 last year. According to the original concept, Russians were required to present electronic certificates with QR codes about vaccination in public places, and also in trains and airplanes. Subsequently, the idea of checks on transport was abandoned. The earlier edition also stated that after 1 February only holders of a medical exemption will be able to take a PCR test. The effect of these measures was limited on June 1, 2022.
In mid-December, State Duma deputies approved the initiative in the first reading, after which it was again sent to regions, the Federation Council and the cabinet for discussion of ;second reading.