Russia published record corona figures on Thursday. Authorities reported 23,610 new infections and 463 new deaths.
The number of infections in Russia passed the 2 million mark. This makes the country fifth in numbers in the world after the US, India, Brazil and France.
Due to the growing number of infections, strict measures have been taken in any case in the capital Moscow. The authorities have high hopes for the proprietary Sputnik V vaccine.
The head of the institute that developed the drug has said that around 1.5 million Russians are likely to be vaccinated by the end of the year.