Russia is expected to contribute around $1.2 million in funding to WADA for 2023 ©Getty Images

Russia is expected to contribute around $1.2 million (£992,000/€1.12 million) to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for 2023, while state funding to the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) is set to remain in line with last year's levels, according to its director general Veronika Loginova.

Public authorities in Russia contributed $1,177,577 (£973,365/€1.10 million) to WADA for 2022.

Governments' annual contributions to WADA are calculated through a regional split.

RUSADA remains non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, although sanctions against the country for its state-sponsored doping programme - reduced from four to two years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) - came to an end last month.

Loginova, who took over as RUSADA's director general in December 2021, told Russia's official state news agency TASS that a "decision on payment" had still to be made by the relevant authorities.

"As for the annual fee, this payment is made not by RUSADA, but by the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation," she said.

"The fee for 2022 was paid back in January.

"The fee for 2023 will be about $1.2 million."

State funding to RUSADA was approximately RUB 650,000 (£7,285/$8,814/€8,216) for 2022, and Loginova revealed that it had managed to stave off any reduction for 2023.

Veronika Loginova said that RUSADA must be able to show
Veronika Loginova said that RUSADA must be able to show "how thoroughly they were tested for doping during the period of suspension" if Russian athletes are able to return to international sport ©Getty Images

"There were talks about reducing funding," Loginova told TASS.

"But we managed to convince those who decide this issue to leave funding at the same level.

"Maintaining a sufficient level of funding for anti-doping activities was one of the conditions for the roadmap to restore RUSADA.

"In no case should the level of testing be reduced.

"When our athletes are allowed to participate in international competitions, the question will definitely arise how thoroughly they were tested for doping during the period of suspension from foreign tournaments.

"We must be ready".

Loginova said that RUSADA had met its target of taking 11,000 targets for 2022, and insisted "we will continue to do everything in our power, in order to achieve the return of the compliance status as soon as possible".

WADA and RUSADA are in dispute over the doping scandal involving Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, exclusively revealed by insidethegames.

Valieva helped the Russian Olympic Committee to win team gold at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, although the medals have yet to be handed out due to uncertainty surrounding the case.

WADA has appealed to CAS seeking a four-year ban for Valieva and claimed that RUSADA failed to resolve the case "promptly".

Those claims are rejected by RUSADA.