Volga struggling, relief for Terek
Volga Nizhny Novgorod remain entrenched in the relegation play-off places following a 2-1 home defeat against Krasnodar.
Shota Bibilov gave Volga hope of a much-needed win when he cancelled out Yura Movsisyan's 49th-minute penalty. Alexander Martynovich grabbed the winner on 68 minutes, though, to leave Volga six points from safety.
Terek Rostov moved a step closer to confirming their top-flight status with a 1-0 win over Rostov. Shamil Asildarov scored the game's only goal after 48 minutes.