Zenit were ordered by UEFA past year to partially close their stadium after fans displayed a banner praising former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic, a convicted war criminal, during a 2-1 home win over Macedonian side Vardar Skopje also in the Europa League.
"Apart from the free kick, he showed creativity and quality of pass, he has that in his locker". And I will do as I always do and talk to that player to understand better, because I don't have all the information'. "But that was a little less the case in the second period".
Second-half substitute Igor Smolnikov delivered a flawless cross for Smolov, who halved the deficit with a clinical half volley in the 68th minute.
Fedor Smolov did pull one back for Russian Federation, but Kylian Mbappe doubled his tally for the match to make the result safe and leave Deschamps happy with his players' efforts at the Petrovsky Stadium.
But Mbappe restored the two-goal cushion with seven minutes to go, skipping past Roman Neustadter and firing in a low shot that Lunev failed to grasp.
The 19-year-old Mbappe became the youngest France player to score an away goal since Rene Gerard found the back of the net in Germany in 1933.
Speaking last week about Pogba's situation, Deschamps said: 'He can not be happy with what he is going through with his club.
France has remaining friendlies against the Republic of Ireland, Italy and the United States before opening World Cup play against Australia on June 16.
Russian Federation are now winless in five matches, including draws with Iran and Spain and losses to Argentina and Brazil, since beating South Korea 4-2 last October.