Mashuk Pyatigorsk 1-3 Ural Ekaterinburg, 1800
Khimki 2-1 KamaZ, 2300
Salyut-Energia Belgorod 0-3 Kuban, 4000
Standings after 38 matches
1. Kuban (88)
2. Khimki (87)
3. Ural (83)
4 rounds to go and Kuban are not through yet, but the result at Belgorod looks quite impressive.
A short look at the 3rd leagues: Zvezda Irkutsk will be promoted from the Eastern division, in the South it's a tight race between Spartak Vladikavkas (average attendance: 4927) and SKA Rostov, Nosta Novotroizk will be promoted from the Ural division, Tekstilshik-Telekom Shuya are likely to represent the West and the Central division is dominated by Spartak-MSHK from Ryazan.
With Angusht Nazran, Metallurg Krasnoyarsk and Oryol doomed for relegation and Spartak Nizhni Novgorod and Lada Togliatti likely to go down, the next season nevertheless should be very interesting. Especially thanks to both Spartaks and Zvezda!