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Prime Minister of Russia

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The chairman of the government of the Russian Federation,[lower-alpha 1] also informally known as the prime minister,[lower-alpha 2] is the head of government of Russia. Although the post dates back to 1905, its current form was established on 12 December 1993 following the introduction of a new constitution.

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Chairman of the Government
of the Russian Federation
Председатель Правительства Российской Федерации (Russian)
Logo of the Government of Russia
Mikhail Mishustin
since 16 January 2020
Council of Ministers of Russia
Government of Russia
TypeHead of government
AbbreviationPMOR, PMORF
Member of
Reports to
SeatWhite House, Moscow
(with the approval of the State Duma)
Term lengthNo fixed term
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Russia
PrecursorChairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union (1923–1991)
  • 6 November 1905; 117 years ago (1905-11-06) (original)
  • 12 December 1993; 29 years ago (1993-12-12) (current form)
First holderSergei Witte
Unofficial namesPrime Minister
SalaryUS$105,000 annually[2] Edit this at Wikidata

Due to the central role of the president of Russia in the political system, the activities of the executive branch (including the prime minister) are significantly influenced by the head of state (for example, it is the president who appoints and dismisses the prime minister and other members of the government; the president may chair the meetings of the cabinet and give obligatory orders to the prime minister and other members of the government; the president may also revoke any act of the government). The use of the term prime minister is strictly informal and is never used in the constitution.

Mikhail Mishustin is the current prime minister. He was appointed on 16 January 2020 after Dmitry Medvedev and the rest of the government resigned the previous day.