Prime Minister of Russia facts for kids
|Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Председатель Правительства Российской Федерации
By name and patronymic
(currently Mikhail Vladimirovich)
|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
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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