Dinamo Moscow have completed the signing of Russia captain Igor Denisov along with his international team-mates Yury Zherikov and Alexander Kokorin from Anzhi Makhachkala.
Dagestan club Anzhi Makhachkala saw their poor start to the Russian Premier League season drag on after a 1-0 home loss to Rostov.
A fine start to Brazil 2014 qualifying has elevated Russia to ninth on the global ladder. FIFA.com profiles the progress they have made under Fabio Capello.
Fabio Capello extended his unbeaten run as Russia coach, as his side settled for a nervy 2-2 draw with Jurgen Klinsmann's USA in a friendly in Krasnodar.
Fabio Capello has announced his Russia squad for their friendly against USA next week, with Alexander Belenov and Denis Cheryshev handed opportunities by the Italian coach.
Luciano Spalletti has said that Zenit St Petersburg are once again "moving in the right direction" after a 2-0 win over FC Krasnodar on Sunday.