Moscow health authorities have revised the city's coronavirus death toll for April, revealing that more than twice as many people died than previously reported.
The division pressured that the brand new tally included even probably the most "controversial, debatable" instances.
The update follows weeks of questions surrounding Russia's relatively low Covid-19 death toll despite it having Europe's fastest growth in infections.
The government says the country's mass testing programme is responsible for that low mortality rate - but many believe the numbers are in fact far higher.
In a separate improvement on Thursday, a bunch of well-known Russian journalists have been arrested in Moscow as they took half in single-person protests over a 15-day jail time period handed right down to a colleague. Most have since been released, but charged with various offences.
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The parade which is normally held on May 9 every year was suspended in April by President Putin as COVID-19 cases began to surge in the country.
On top of that, 169 cases were confirmed through autopsies, even though patients tested negative.
In 360 of those cases, the virus exacerbated a patient's underlying health complications, officials said.
The death toll increased by a daily record of 232 to 4,374, while 159,257 people have recovered, including 8,264 over the last 24 hours, according to the statement.