According to agency statistics, about four million numbers are issued annually in the country, while three-digit codes are used only in Moscow and St. Petersburg. They began with a unit or with a seven. In case of amendments to the order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs No. 766 “On state registration marks of vehicles”, other regions will receive three-digit combinations, moreover, they can begin with any digit from 1 to 9.
For example, in the capital it will be possible to get a number with a code 999, in the Altai Territory they will start issuing signs with a code 222, in the Omsk Region – 555, in the Sverdlovsk region – 666 and so on. The explanatory note to the document says that the innovation will eliminate the lack of combinations.