Dynamo & Zenit stay close to the top; Spartak earn success at Volga; Lokomotiv steamroller Amkar

Volga Nyzhnyi 0 – Spartak Moscow 2 (Russian Premier League, July 24, 2011) Spartak took the lead in the first half through a close range strike from Dmitri Kombarov, while Weliton killed the contest with a second midway through the second half.

Lokomotiv Moscow 4 – Amkar Perm 0 (Russian Premier League, July 24, 2011) Goals from Dmitriy Loskov, Denis Glushakov, Dmitri Sychev and Alexandr Minchenkov earned Lokomotiv a resounding victory.

Rostov 0 – Dynamo Moscow 2 (Russian Premier League, July 24, 2011) Dynamo had a comfortable afternoon at Rostov, with Igor Semshov scoring in the 11th and 76th minutes to secure a 2-0 win before the hosts had Timofey Kalachev sent off a minute from time.

Spartak Nalchik 2 – FC Krasnodar 2 (Russian Premier League, July 24, 2011) Spartak Nalchik scored twice in the last four minutes of their match with Krasnodar to snatch a late point. Aleksandr Kulikov and Roman Kontsedalov cancelled out earlier strikes from Eugeni Shipitsyn and Yura Movsisyan.

Anji Makhachkala 0 – Zenit St. Petersburg 1 (Russian Premier League, July 24, 2011) Zenit were made to work hard by Anzhi Makhachkala before Alexander Kerzhakov scored the only goal of the match with just ten minutes remaining.