Zenit St Petersburg rescued a point in a 1-1 draw at home with Kuban Krasnodar, however, remain six points clear at the Russian Premier League summit, while Lokomotiv Moscow finished goalless with Rubin Kazan.
Zenit St Petersburg have entered the winter break at the top of the table in Russia after a 2-1 win over Lokomotiv Moscow, while Anzhi defeated second-placed CSKA Moscow 2-1 through a Samuel Eto'o spot-kick.
The race for the title in Russia tightened today after third-placed Dinamo Moscow hammered second-placed CSKA Moscow 4-0 and leaders Zenit St Petersburg were beaten 4-2 at Lokomotiv Moscow.
The top of the Russian Premier League table became congested after CSKA were held to a 1-1 draw by Kuban Krasnodar, and Zenit St Petersburg beat Spartak Moscow 3-0.
Zenit St Petersburg were held to a 1-1 draw by Lokomotiv Moscow, but nonetheless returned to the top of the Russian Premier League, while Dinamo and CSKA drew 2-2 in a Moscow derby.
Zenit St Petersburg are top of the Russian Premier League after capitalising on CSKA Moscow's draw by beating Samara 3-0, while Spartak Moscow won and Rubin Kazan were held to a draw.