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Russian minister says economy seen growing 2 percent in 2017: Ifax

Maxim Oreshkin, Russia's newly appointed economy minister, speaks at his introduction to staff members of the ministry in Moscow, Russia December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said on Tuesday that the Russian economy was expected to grow 2 percent in 2017, Interfax news agency reported.

Oreshkin also was quoted as saying that the Russian economy was doing better in January than in December.

Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Alexander Winning

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