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Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
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Mikhail Mishustin

since 16 January 2020
Style Mr. Chairman
By name and patronymic
(currently Mikhail Vladimirovich)
Member of Government
Security Council
Reports to President
State Duma
Residence White House
Seat Moscow
Appointer President of Russia, with the consent of the State Duma
Term length No fixed term
Resigns before the newly elected President, but may be reappointed again
Constituting instrument Constitution of Russia
Inaugural holder Count Sergei Witte
Formation 6 November 1905
Deputy First Deputy Prime Minister
Deputy Prime Ministers
Website Official website

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.

The Prime Minister serves the same time as the President of Russia, and is limited to a term 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 Ministers

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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