The outgoing year has brought neither significant economic breakthroughs nor significant upheavals. It recalled the uncertain movements of the traveler, wandered into the swamp: the main thing is not to fall into the quagmire, but to stabilize and find a point of support, then to make a decisive jerk.

After the end of the acute phase of the financial crisis (in 2015-2016), the authorities expectedly retained relative macro- and financial stability. Economic recovery continued, but the pace of recovery remained low, including due to a fall in agriculture and industrial production associated with controversial political decisions.

About these and other results of 2017 – in the analytical material of NEWSEP.