Zenit St Petersburg won the Premier League, Welliton scored loads and most people outside of Tatarstan found watching Rubin Kazan rather dull. ThatÃ¢ÂÂs the season in a nutshell.
HereÃ¢ÂÂs what else happened over in Russia this year (and Never Mind the Bolsheviks wonÃ¢ÂÂt mention a certain quadrennial football tournament once, honest).
The you-canÃ¢ÂÂt-blame-the-Jabulani-for-that-goal goal
During the Worl... summer, the Jabulani was getting blamed for every bizarre goal, but Spartak Nalchik goalie Otto Fredrikson canÃ¢ÂÂt really use the much-maligned ball as an excuse here.
He probably felt a bit of a wally after conceding this goal against Amkar Perm.
Gift of the year
Shock! Horror! Not all journos are *rseholes (most are).
The chaps over at Sovetsky Sport are a rather nice bunch and have been known to come bearing gifts on the big European nights in Russia.
Jose Mourinho was given a snazzy trench coat when Inter Milan visited last season (he didnÃ¢ÂÂt wear it at the Luzhniki, the ungrateful sod), but it looks like they were stumped when it came to finding something for Carlo Ancelotti.
That, or they couldnÃ¢ÂÂt find an eyebrow trimmer in GUM.
A Sovetsky Sport reporter apprehended the Italian after his press conference and presented him with a rather gaudy looking samovar that bamboozled the Chelsea gaffer.
Unless CarloÃ¢ÂÂs particular about how his hot water is dispensed, a fiver says one of his relatives is going to be pretty disappointed on December 25th.
The Joey Barton sponsored award for good behaviour
Youssef Rabeh is known for his, erm, 'uncompromising' style of play on the pitch, and the Moroccan centre-back wasn't exactly a saint off it during his time at Levski Sofia before joining Anzhi Makhachkala; but hey-ho, a fresh start in Russia and all that...
He joined up with his new teammates in Turkey, but after just one half of a preseason friendly for newly-promoted side, Rabeh went AWOL from their training camp.
He disappeared off the face of the earth for a while, before phoning a Bulgarian newspaper and informing them heÃ¢ÂÂd quit football.
Rabeh eventually turned up in his homeland, announcing he was joining a Moroccan club, leaving a messy three-way transfer saga in his wake.
The Youtube villain of the year
Thing is, right, Alan GagatovÃ¢ÂÂs not bad at football, but the first time most fans outside of Russia heard of the lad was when he fluffed his lines from three yards for Lokomotiv Moskva against Sibir Novosibirsk.
He also managed this in the same game, but Gagatov scored a corker for RussiaÃ¢ÂÂs under-21s a couple of days later.
RussiaÃ¢ÂÂs strongest man
Oleksandr Aliev has been known to score from his free-kicks, so itÃ¢ÂÂs not a bad idea to have some kind of a wall in place, which Lokomotiv MoskvaÃ¢ÂÂs opponents Amkar Perm did on match day 11.
Unfortunately for them, Tomislav Dujmovic had done a super job of ensuring it was nowhere near the flight path of the ball by the time the hammer-footed Ukrainian had let fly.
The silly so-and-soÃ¢ÂÂs prize
ItÃ¢ÂÂs rare you get two awful celebrations in the same match.
Maybe thereÃ¢ÂÂs nothing to do in Chechnya, or perhaps thereÃ¢ÂÂs some dance craze in the Caucasus this blog missed, because three of Terek GroznyÃ¢ÂÂs South American contingent performed two rather silly routines against Saturn.
After MaurÃÂcio made a hash of the first, the Brazilian fared a little better with the second that followed HÃÂctor BracamonteÃ¢ÂÂs goal.
RussiaÃ¢ÂÂs number one mascot
The finest mascot ever? Never Mind the Bolsheviks thinks so. Meet Ural Sverdlovsk OblastÃ¢ÂÂs Bumblebee...
Best half-time entertainment
ItÃ¢ÂÂs Ural, again. Fans over in Yekaterinburg really seem to have a jolly good day out at the football, donÃ¢ÂÂt they?
This brass band gave supporters a real treat during the break against Khimki.
Worst. Decision. Ever.
He fell mÃ¢ÂÂlud!
Amkar Perm were livid after Lokomotiv Moskva were awarded a penalty against them. Rightly so, too.
That was a bad decision. Almost as bad as the RFU deciding to switch to a ÃÂ¬winter leagueÃÂ® format
Most bizarre moment of 2010
This goal in the Nizhny Novgorod derby has caused a bit of controversy down in the First Division.
Take a look for yourself (hint: keep an eye on the movement of the defender on the line as the initial shot comes in).
Travellers of the year
Sibir played some nice stuff this season and if thereÃ¢ÂÂs one thing a game involving them had, it was goals.
There were 92 of them in the SibirÃ¢ÂÂs 30 league games; unfortunately for Igor Kriushenko, 58 of them went in at the wrong end.
ItÃ¢ÂÂs their travel woes that interest NMTB though.
Sibir took a trip on a commercial airline via Moscow for their fixture with Rostov earlier in the year and their kit went missing en route, but somehow managed a win; they also had to share SaturnÃ¢ÂÂs charter flight from the capital back to Novosibirsk after returning late from Cyprus.
Champions: Zenit St PetersburgCup winners: Zenit St PetersburgTop scorer: Welliton, Spartak Moskva (19)Champions League: Zenit St Petersburg, CSKA Moskva, Rubin KazanEuropa League: Spartak Moskva, Lokomotiv MoskvaRelegated: Alania Vladikavkaz, Sibir NovosibirskPromoted: Kuban Krasnodar, Volga Nizhny Novgorod