The fashion-loving daughter of under-pressure Zenit coach Sergey Semak has accused fans of being fickle and sending her abuse on Instagram after the Russian champions' run of defeats continued, causing anger among some supporters.
Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino could take over at Zenit should the club's uncertain form continue under Sergey Semak, who was not first choice when he was appointed and has no room for error, according to an agent.
Russia boss Stanislav Cherchesov watched Lokomotiv Moscow's first home game of the season next to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and admitted he had been "pleasantly surprised" at the fighter's football knowledge.
Artem Dzyuba has caught the headlines in the aftermath of Zenit St Petersburg sealing the Russian Premier League title after being filmed simulating sex with fellow scorer Sardar Azmoun during exuberant post-match celebrations.
Russian Premier League side FC Rostov resumed their season with a humiliating 10-1 defeat by mid-table strugglers PFC Sochi on Friday night after their entire first team was quarantined due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the club.
The official plane of Russian Premier League champions Zenit St Petersburg turned back just 20 minutes into a flight with around 100 passengers onboard after air traffic control reported an emergency alarm call from the aircraft.
Brazilian star Wanderson has filmed himself inhaling from a balloon, cavorting around wine, spirits and a hookah pipe and singing to loud music in a late-night Instagram video also featuring Krasnodar teammate Kaio Pantaleao.