CSKA Moscow defender Kirill Nababkin has made it into Russia's 23-man squad for the European Championship.
Dick Advocaat named the 25-year-old, who has never previously won an international cap, as cover for first-choice right-back Alexander Anyukov.
Nababkin was not included in Advocaat's initial squad but with Vasily Berezutsky and Roman Shishkin dropping out because of injury and illness respectively, the Dutch manager's hand was forced.
"We had to call up Nababkin because we were short in defence," Advocaat said. "In case something happens to our starting right-back Alexander Anyukov, [Nababkin] could give us some cover.
"I've seen him play for CSKA. He has enough experience. We had to have a balanced squad with enough defenders, midfielders and attackers."
The balance of Russia's squad has been questioned by some as Advocaat has only selected six defenders, though Yuri Zhirkov and Dmitry Kombarov could potentially be utlised at the back.
Russia open their European Championship campaign against Czech Republic on June 8 and also face co-hosts Poland and Euro 2004 champions Greece in Group A.
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeyev (CSKA Moscow), Vyacheslav Malafeyev (Zenit St Petersburg), Anton Shunin (Dynamo Moscow)
Defenders: Alexander Anyukov (Zenit St Petersburg), Alexei Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Roman Sharonov (Rubin Kazan), Vladimir Granat (Dynamo Moscow), Kirill Nababkin (CSKA Moscow)
Midfielders: Igor Denisov (Zenit St Petersburg), Roman Shirokov (Zenit St Petersburg), Konstantin Zyryanov (Zenit St Petersburg), Yuri Zhirkov (Anzhi Makhachkala), Alan Dzagoyev (CSKA Moscow), Igor Semshov (Dynamo Moscow), Denis Glushakov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Marat Izmailov (Sporting), Dmitry Kombarov (Spartak Moscow)
Forwards: Andrei Arshavin (Arsenal), Alexander Kerzhakov (Zenit St Petersburg), Roman Pavlyuchenko (Lokomotiv Moscow), Alexander Kokorin (Dynamo Moscow), Pavel Pogrebnyak (Fulham).