Russia on October 23 reported 1,075 COVID-19 deaths during the previous 24 hours, its fifth straight daily record, as authorities prepare to shut workplaces across the country and impose a lockdown in the capital.
A record 37,678 new cases of COVID-19 across Russia were also reported on October 23 during the previous 24 hours.
Despite developing one of the world's first vaccines against COVID-19, Russia has inoculated only about a third of its population. That is one of the lowest rates in Europe.
President Vladimir Putin this week urged all Russians to get vaccinated and approved a nationwide workplace shutdown that is due to come into force during the first week of November.
Municipal authorities in Moscow are reimposing a partial lockdown from October 28, with only essential shops such as pharmacies and supermarkets allowed to remain open in the Russian capital.