Ghanaian forward Joel Fameyeh netted the only goal as Orenburg started their campaign in the Russian second-tier with a 1-0 win over Dinamo Briansk on Saturday.
The former Black Stars B forward found the back of the net in the 60th minute to seal all three points on the road.
The Ghanaian international was handed a starting role and replaced after 82 minutes at the at the Dynamo Stadium.
Last season, the former Asokwa Deportivo marksman managed seven goals in 23 appearances in the top-flight.
That was his maiden season after switching from Belarusian side Dinamo Brest.
FC Orenburg were eliminated from the Russian Premier League and have made a bright start to return to the top.