The 1912 championships were inauspicious for the clubs from the region.
Kharkov vs Moscow
The following season things improved.
Odessa have an impressive certificate announcing them as the Football Champions of the Russian Empire for 1913. However, they were not awarded the championship, having fielded 4 foreigners in their team. The rules only permitted 3.
Here is the 'winning' line up: Dukhno, Geezer, Jacobs, Townend, Bogemski, Mizerski, Kazhdan,Carr, Karazhdi, Oven, Zlochevski