Moscow rivals Spartak and Lokomotiv closed the gap on the Premier League summit, though the latter's draw at 10-man Zenit St Petersburg was not enough to move top.
The host had Aleksandr Aniukov sent off three minutes after half-time but there was no further score, leaving Lokomotiv one point behind table-topping CSKA Moscow with 20 while Zenit has 18.
Spartak moved to 19, and fourth place, with a 3-1 win away to Amkar Perm, which also finished with 10 men.
Amkar had goalkeeper Sergei Narubin dismissed in the 49th minute and Ari and substitute Artem Dzjuba earned the three points for Spartak.
Kuban Krasnodar was a 2-1 winner against Terek Grozny, its fifth success in 10 games.