As the Europa League returned, Russian clubs made it three wins from three with some impressive displays. How far can the trio go?
As the fallout from the Shunin flare incident continues, could a CIS league ever really work?
Since their transfer spree, Zenit have struggled to pick up points. However, it is a fine line between minor slump and club crisis.
With backs to the wall and memories beginning to haunt supporters, one man stood up for Spartak and their European future.
Zenit may have won the title, but there is plenty more at stake in the Russian Premier League. Champions League qualification, Europa League consolation and relegation fights all hang in the balance with just two games to go.
Two teams in the Champions League knockouts and a decent Europa League showing add up to a promising year for Russian clubs in European competition.