Anzhi Makhachkala blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at FC Kuban on Wednesday, all but ending Guus Hiddink's feint hopes of Champions League qualification.
Anzhi scored with their first real attack as Samuel Eto'o outplayed two defenders and passed to Mbark Boussoufa, who scored from a tight angle on 14 minutes.
The Cameroonian scored himself eight minutes later with a thunderous drive from distance that left Kuban goalkeeper Alexander Belenov with no chance.
Kuban midfielder David Tsoraev pulled one back with a long-range effort to give Dan Petrescu's side hope just before half time.
Moldovan defender Igor Armash equalized on the hour mark with a diving header.
Anzhi remain fifth, occupying the final Europa League spot on 67 points, three ahead of Lokomotiv Moscow, who lost 3-0 to CSKA Moscow earlier Wednesday.
CSKA are all but out of reach in second on 72 points, with two games remaining.
Zenit, the runaway leaders, secured the title with three games to spare last week.
In other games Wednesday, Andrei Arshavin rescued a 2-2 draw for champions Zenit at Rubin Kazan; Terek Grozny beat FC Volga 3-1, Amkar and Krasnodar drew 2-2; and there was a further 2-2 draw between Spartak Nalchik and FC Rostov.
Krylya Sovetov host FC Tom Tomsk on Thursday.