Spain's King Felipe sat alongside Medvedev and Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino, then went downstairs to visit the national team near their dressing room to give words of encouragement after they crashed out of the World Cup.
"We were hoping for penalties", Akinfeev said.
Spain were eliminated from the 2018 World Cup on Sunday afternoon.
But Schmeichel made a smart save to keep the 1-1 stalemate intact through two hours of at times pedestrian football.
The match ended 1-1 following extra-time and Russian Federation won 4-3 in a penalty shootout after Iago Aspas' effort was saved by Igor Akinfeev.
"It's very hard", Ramos said.
Mighty Spain dominated the field at Luzhniki Stadium, dulled the senses with mind-numbing ball movement around the perimeter of the penalty area Sunday.
Earlier on Sunday, Russia defeated Spain 4-3 on penalties after the match ended 1-1 after extra time and advanced to the quarterfinals, where they will face the victor in the Round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark that is to be played later in the day in Nizhny Novgorod.
The Manchester United shot-stopper has not been at the level that has seen him become the number one choice for Spain having not conceded in just one game at the World Cup with just one save from the seven shots on goal.
Spain legend Andres Iniesta confirmed his retirement from global football following his nation's round-of-16 elimination to Russian Federation.
This was their first penalty shootout in World Cups, while for Spain this was their fourth.
"He said that under Cherchesov's leadership, our guys have already accomplished the impossible - made it out of the group", said Peskov.
With 35 minutes on the clock Spain had made 300 passes to the 63 of Russian Federation but had not mustered a single effort on target and led only through Sergei Ignashevich's comical own goal. "He went out as if it were his first game as a professional, helping his team mates".
Naturally, the world was shocked by this upset, with some of the best reactions coming at Spain's expense.
And he told Radio Estadio afterward yesterday's match: "This was my last game for Spain. We left our pride and soul out there". "So I don't believe that we should risk going forward".