Prime Minister of Russia

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Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
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Dmitry Medvedev

since 8 May 2012
StyleMr. Chairman
By name and patronymic
(currently Dmitry Anatolyevich)
Member ofGovernment
Security Council
Reports toPresident
State Duma
ResidenceWhite House
AppointerPresident of Russia, with the consent of the State Duma
Term lengthNo fixed term
Resigns before the newly elected President, but may be reappointed again
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Russia
Inaugural holderCount Sergei Witte
Formation6 November 1905
DeputyFirst Deputy Prime Minister
Deputy Prime Ministers
WebsiteOfficial 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[change | change source]

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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