With some positive (albeit very weak still) changes in the Russian macroeconomic news in recent months, it is worth looking at the evolution of trends in Russian policy uncertainty, as measured by the data.
Here is an updated (through August 2016) chart comparing news-based indices of policy uncertainty in Russia and the EU
Note, series above are rebased to the same starting point for the EU and Russia (to 1994 annual average) to make them compatible.
Things of note:
This post was published at True Economics on September 4, 2016.