Prime Minister of Russia facts for kids
|Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Председатель Правительства Российской Федерации
By name and patronymic
(currently Dmitry Anatolyevich)
|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 their time in office along with the President of Russia and are limited to a term of six years.
The President appoints the Prime Minister and must be approved by the State Duma. Only two acting Prime Minister: Yegor Gaidar and Viktor Chernomyrdin were appointed by the President, but not approved by the Duma. The current Prime Minister is Dmitry Medvedev since 8 May 2012.
Living former Prime Ministers
As of 2018, there are seven 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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