Prime Minister of Russia

head of government of Russia, leads the executive branch in Russia

The Prime Minister of Russia (Russian: Премьер-министр России, Prem'er-ministr Rossii) is Russia's head of government. He is the second most powerful leader in the Russian Federation.

Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
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Mikhail Mishustin

since 16 January 2020
StyleMr. Chairman
By name and patronymic
(currently Mikhail Vladimirovich)
His Excellency
(informal international correspondence)
Member ofGovernment
Security Council
Reports toPresident
State Duma
ResidenceWhite House
AppointerPresident of Russia, with the consent of the State Duma
Term lengthNo fixed term
Resigns before the newly elected President, but may be reappointed again
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Russia
Inaugural holderCount Sergei Witte
Formation6 November 1905
DeputyFirst Deputy Prime Minister
Deputy Prime Ministers
WebsiteOfficial website

The Prime Minister serves the same time as the President of Russia, and has a term of office of six years but may be appointed again.

The President appoints the Prime Minister and must be approved by the State Duma. Only two acting Prime Ministers: Yegor Gaidar and Viktor Chernomyrdin were appointed by the President, but not approved by the Duma. The most recent Prime Minister is Mikhail Mishustin since 16 January 2020.

Living former Prime MinistersEdit

As of 2020, there are eight living former Prime Ministers. The most recent death of a former Prime Minister was that of Yevgeny Primakov (1998–1999) on 26 June 2015, aged 85.

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