Russia defeated Tahiti with ease, hitting five unanswered goals past the islanders to move on to six points in Group C and ensure their place in the quarter-finals.
With heavy rain falling at Stadio del Mare, neither side were able to find a breakthrough in the first period, despite Russia’s show of superiority.
The second period opened with more success for the eastern Europeans, however, as Egor Shaykov capitalised on a defensive mistake from the Tahitians to fire home a powerful volley.
Egor Eremeev scored his third goal of the tournament, before Yury Krasheninnikov lobbed an awkward ball over Franck Revel in the Tahitian goal.
Ilya Leonov then stroked in a fine chance from the left flank, and it was Alexey Makarov who put a seal things as he tapped home with ease after a glaring mistake from Revel.