Russia’s QR Code Regime Is Collapsing

It was never about public health and Russians know it. The Russian government is still planning to push through a deeply unpopular nationwide QR code law—but making such legislation a reality could be a tall order. In some regions where QR codes are already in place, authorities have hastily abandoned enforcement efforts. Fed-up Russians are boycotting, bypassing, and beating people up.

Russia’s QR code regime is collapsing – Edward Slavsquat (

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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