Putin says Russia to start mass vaccinations next week
After being the first country to register a vaccine for use, Russia is looking to leap ahead of other countries in the race to inoculate its population of 146 million.
"The Russian vaccine is the best in the world," he said.
"Thank God our vaccine does not require extreme conditions during transportation," Putin said.
"This is much simpler and more effective," he added, referring to Western-made jabs.
"We will have to pretty seriously ramp up the vaccination campaign," Golikova said, adding that more than 2 million doses will be made available by the end of January.
Many experts are sceptical, saying the country is not ready to mass produce coronavirus vaccines.
The Sputnik V vaccine uses two different human adenovirus vectors and is administered in two doses with a 21-day gap.
It can be stored at between two and eight degrees Celsius (between 35.6 and 46.4 degrees Fahrenheit) instead of the temperatures far below freezing required for some other vaccines.
Russia has also registered a second coronavirus vaccine, EpiVacCorona.
The country has in recent months been battered by a second wave of coronavirus infections but the Kremlin has held back from introducing sweeping restrictions like in the beginning of the pandemic.
Recorded new daily cases have been decreasing in recent days.
As of Wednesday, authorities had reported more than 3.47 million infections and more than 63,000 deaths, though experts say that Russian health authorities have been under-reporting the country's fatalities.
Russia in December said its coronavirus death toll was more than three times higher than it had previously reported, making it the country with the third-largest number of fatalities with more than 186,000 deaths.
On Monday, Russia said 1.5 million people around the world had received Sputnik V, though it did not provide a breakdown by country.