Zenit St Petersburg retained the Premier League title with three games to spare after a 2-1 win over nearest rival Dinamo Moscow.
Zenit did not make life easy for itself, losing
Alexandru Epureanu pulled one back for Dinamo just before half-time but it could not get another even after Zyryanov's exit.
CSKA Moscow moved into third place - and level on points with Dinamo on 69 - with a 2-1 win over Spartak Moscow.
Ari put the ball through his own net before Artem Dzjuba made it 1-1 going into half-time and
Spartak's Dmitri Kombarov was then sent off with nine minutes left.
Anzhi Makhachkala leapfrogged Lokomotiv Moscow into fifth place - and the last European spot - with a 3-1 home win.
A Taras Burlak own goal put Anzhi ahead only for
Anzhi now has a one-point lead over Lokomotiv.
Kuban took the lead through