Rospotrebnadzor’s Moscow branch said it issued fines amounting to R5.95m to 198 legal entities and 181 people. In Yekaterinburg, the regulator said it has issued fines to seven hotels, with some having charged almost three times the amount that is allowed.
ospotrebnadzor said: “On February 19, a national hotline is being launched for complaints concerning the 2018 Fifa World Cup which will remain open until the end of the tournament.
"Rospotrebnadzor experts will provide people with information related to hotel accommodation prices, World Cup merchandise sales and ways to protects consumer rights.”
The World Cup is due to run from June 14 to July 15 across 11 Russian cities.