The Russian government has once again pushed back the deadline for retailers to sell their remaining inventories of untagged footwear to avoid counterfeits. The new date is June 15. Labelling shoes with special electronic tags became mandatory in Russia on June 1, 2020. As of April this year, 82,000 companies have registered with the new labelling system and nearly 2.3 billion tags have been issued, the government estimated. However, some companies still have unlabelled shoes in stock, explained Vera Volkova, deputy general director of the project supervisor, CRPT. Thus, the government has decided to give them more time to sell their inventories, she said