The mid-table visitors gave Zenit a helping hand with Daisuke Matsui putting through his own net after three minutes. Alexander Bukharov doubled the home side's lead on the stroke of half-time.
Both sides finished the game with 10 men - Zenit's Roman Shirokov seeing red in the final minute, six minutes after Tomsk's Dmitri Smirnov had been dismissed.
Second-placed Rubin Kazan maintained their challenge with a 3-0 defeat of Amkar Perm - Carlos Eduardo scoring twice and Obafemi Martins netting a late penalty.
Spartak Moscow beat city rivals Saturn 2-1 with Welliton scoring twice. Dmitri Kirichenko replied for Saturn but the visitors could not find an equaliser.
Alania Vladikavkaz scored twice in injury-time to record an unlikely win at rock-bottom Sibir Novosibirsk.
Evgeny Zinoviev's 11th-minute strike appeared to have handed the hosts just their fourth win of the season but goals at the death from Ibrahim Gnanou and Baba Collins turned the match around.
News source: ESPN
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