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Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Председатель Правительства Российской Федерации
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Dmitry Medvedev Portrait.jpg
Incumbent
Dmitry Medvedev

since 8 May 2012
Style Mr. Chairman
By name and patronymic
(currently Dmitry Anatolyevich)
Member of Government
Security Council
Reports to President
State Duma
Residence White House
(working)
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 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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