MOSCOW, December 21 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Interior Ministry will include in its structure cyber police; such a decision has been already taken by Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, the Ministry’s Deputy Head Igor Zubov has said in his interview as part of the “Personally to Children” project realized by the country’s Child Rights Commissioner and Children’s Community Council.

Author of the cyber police initiative forwarded to the President’s Administration in 2018 is a member of the Russian Civic Chamber Sultan Khamzayev.

According to Khamzayev, two years ago his colleages and he turned to the Government in order to draw attention at the crime rate increase in cyberspace, including drug distribution and others. Several days ago the Interior Ministry reported creation of such police. Khamzayev welcomed the move but added that if the initiative was realized earlier, authorities were ready for the current cybercrime rise during the coronavirus pandemic.