Head coach Guus Hiddink warned that there is more to come from his Russia side after they knocked holders Greece out of Euro 2008 with a 1-0 victory in Salzburg.
Konstantin Zyrianov's strike was enough to seal victory and keep alive Russia's hopes of reaching the quarter-finals.
Hiddink commented after the win: "I am very proud of them. We had some good, tense sessions to see how the players would react after the 4-1 loss to Spain.
"I'm happy with the reaction, because this result is a consequence of good football, but defensively everyone did their job as well.
"There were some mistakes that could have caused some problems, but maybe I'm being a bit too critical.
"It's normal in the game that when you miss chances things might end up going wrong for you. We should have killed the game with our speedy attacks and, at international level, when you create five or six chances you have to take them.
"We are outsiders in the group because we don't have as much experience as the other teams, but outsiders can also do a job.
"We can be better, we still have to learn that we must fight and demand things from each other. It's a huge experience for the players."