Russia showed few signs of rustiness despite a number of absencies as they secured a 2-0 win over Armenia.
Zenit St Petersburg have signed Russian international midfielder Oleg Shatov from Anzhi Makhachkala.
CSKA Moscow sealed a domestic double when they beat Anzhi Makhachkala 4-3 on penalties to win the Russian Cup.
Andrei Yeshchenko will be sidelined for the majority of 2013 after tearing knee ligaments in a league game at the weekend.
Zenit St Petersburg kept alive their slim hopes of retaining their Russian league title with a 3-0 win over Terek Grozny.
Russia coach Fabio Capello has dropped three players from his initial squad for the World Cup qualifier in Northern Ireland.
Russia and Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Roman Shirokov wants to take a shot at the English Premier League.
Russia coach Fabio Capello has called up Oleg Ivanov and Igor Lebedenko for the friendly against Iceland.
By Keith Weir
Russia coach Fabio Capello thinks Wednesday's friendly against the United States in the southern city of Krasnodar will be a good chance to test new players.
Russia coach Fabio Capello has kept faith with national team captain Igor Denisov, retaining the disgruntled Zenit St Petersburg midfielder.
Russia have called up out-of-favour Zenit St Petersburg duo Igor Denisov and Alexander Kerzhakov for next month's World Cup qualifiers.
New Russia coach Fabio Capello has left captain Andrei Arshavin out of his 24-man squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers.
New Russia coach Fabio Capello has called up experienced midfielder Sergei Semak in an expanded squad for World Cup qualifiers next month.
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