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I am an Indian citizen. I will be travelling to Russia but I need to wait in Almaty airport 13 hours for my next flight to Russia. I will not be leaving Almaty airport. So in this case do I need a transit visa ?

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You should be able to transit without visa according to Timatic:

Summary

No, The travel documents held are not sufficient for the traveler's journey, or they may need additional documents as follows:

Type: Critical Russian Federation - Destination Visa

Visa required.

Additional information:

Visitors are required to hold documents required for their next destination.

Visitors are strongly recommended to hold a health/travel insurance to cover for any medical expenses.

Important:

Visitors not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry.

Type: Ok Russian Federation - Destination Health

This information is for guide purposes only. Other health organisations may recommend alternative precautions.

Vaccinations not required.

Type: Notice Kazakhstan - Transit Visa

Visa required.

Transiting without a visa is possible for:

Holders of onward tickets for a max. transit time of 24 hours.

Type: Notice Kazakhstan - Transit Health

This information is for guide purposes only. Other health organisations may recommend alternative precautions.

Vaccination against yellow fever required if arriving within 6 days after leaving or transiting countries with risk of yellow fever transmission .

Exempt from Yellow Fever vaccination:

Children under 9 months of age.

Passengers transiting Kazakhstan provided not leaving the transit area.

Passengers transiting countries with risk of yellow fever transmission provided not leaving the transit areas.

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