LEAGUE FORMAT
 
VYSHEYSHAYA LIGA
 
LEAGUE : 2017
Number of clubs : 16
Number of games : 30
League Format : 2 games against each other
Decider : number of wins, head-to-head
   
UEFA ranking 2017 : # 19
Champions League : QR2 : # 1
Europa League : QR2 : cup winner
  QR1 : # 2
  QR1 : # 3
   
Relegation : # 15
  # 16
   
Promotion : # 1
  # 2
* a play-off will follow when teams have equal points on decisive places