"Vaccination, of course, is a voluntary decision for every person. It is every person's personal decision," Putin said at a televised government meeting on Monday about Russian vaccines against COVID-19. "By the way I plan to do this tomorrow."
"Today we can say confidently -- and practice indisputably confirms -- that Russian vaccines are absolutely reliable and safe," he said. "No other similar foreign drugs have shown such a high level of protection."
"The document prepared by the US intelligence community is another set of baseless accusations against our country for interfering in American domestic political processes," Russia's embassy in the United States said in a statement on Facebook.
Russia's federal budget could get a boost of more than 2 trillion roubles ($27 billion) from additional revenues this year if oil prices and the rouble exchange rate remain at current levels, the finance ministry said earlier on Thursday.
The $20 billion project to build four reactors on the Mediterranean province of Mersin is one of the largest nuclear new-build projects worldwide, and will allow Turkey to join the small club of nations with civil nuclear energy.
"Our goal is to work with zero emissions while producing energy and add nuclear energy that never harms the environment to our energy basket," Erdogan said via video link.
The sanctions were a response to what the officials said was a Russian attempt to assassinate Navalny last year, an accusation Russia denies. Biden's predecessor, former President Donald Trump, had not levied punishment on Russia over the Navalny attack.
"The United States is neither seeking to reset our relations with Russia, nor are we seeking to escalate," one official said.
"(A) recent study carried out by the Gamaleya Centre in Russia showed that revaccination with Sputnik V vaccine is working very well against new coronavirus mutations, including the UK and South African strains of coronavirus.
We believe that vector-based vaccines are actually better for future revaccinations than vaccines based on other platforms.