Among them are the 2012 Olympic 800-meter champion Mariya Savinova and bronze medalist Ekaterina Poistogova.
Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) Director Nikita Kamaev denounced WADA's report as "unprofessional, illogical and declarative," according to Russian state news agency RIA Novosti.
"Earlier Russia took all the necessary measures to fight the doping problem," Russia's sport minister Vitaly Mutko told Russia 24.
"Moscow's anti-doping lab was recently recognized as one of the world's best," added Mutko. "Concerning the abjection of doping test samples, it was WADA's initiative. We will still take into consideration WADA's recommendations."
Pound's report details "corruption and bribery practices at the highest levels of international athletics," evidence of which has been transmitted to the international crime-fighting organization Interpol for further investigation.
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