Mintsifry froze the project for the issuance of electronic passports in Russia

The Ministry of Digital Transformation decided to freeze the issuance of digital passports, as there are “more pressing problems,” said the head of the department, Maksut Shadayev. He hopes to return to the project in the future.

The Interior Ministry planned to start issuing digital passports in January 2023.

According to Forbesthe project was frozen due to a shortage of materials needed for electronic media.