Spartak continue to set the pace with a comeback win against Kazan; Lokomotiv win at Volga

Spartak Moscow 2 – Rubin Kazan 1 (Russian Premier League, August 18, 2012) A Bibras Natcho penalty put Rubin 1-up in the first half. Spartak equalised in the 73rd minute with a header from Romulo, and Dmitry Kombarov converted an 84th minute penalty to complete the turnaround.

Volga Nyzhnyi 0 – Lokomotiv Moscow 2 (Russian Premier League, August 18, 2012) Second half goals from