Arsenal Tula look to have a place in the First Division booked for next year, but the short road they’ve taken is not available to all…
Whilst a dull week in the top flight and a brave Rubin performance against Chelsea have taken the headlines, lower down the leagues things restarted in more dramatic fashion.
As money flows around the upper echelons of the Russian game, is there any hope for the little guy?
The new Russian calendar hasn’t posed too many problems as of yet, with the winter break ensuring normality reigns. Or does it?
Moscow vs St Petersburg is a classic Russian battle, and the latter are finally getting their act together lower down the leagues.
In a country where clubs vanish on a regular basis, is a rebirth anything to get excited about?
Even in the distant world of the Russian Second League, the power of the Premier League can still be seen having its effect.
The regional leagues of Russia’s Second Division are drawing to an end, but who will be playing their football in the second tier next season?
Armavir may have an unusual background and poor recent luck, but local side Torpedo are doing the city proud this season.
Although Zenit are currently Russia’s biggest side, their ailing St Petersburg rivals Dinamo did once threaten their superiority in their home city.