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Putin proposes Federal Tax Service head Mishustin as next Prime Minister

Russian President Valdimir Putin has suggested the head of Federal Tax Service as a candidate for the post of Prime Minister after the government resigned earlier on Tuesday.

Mikhail Mishustin, 53, holds Ph.D. in economics and had a long career as a government official with some breaks for running his own business a decade ago. He was heading Russia’s Tax Service since 2010.

Outgoing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev offered his resignation after Putin’s annual state of the nation address, in which the President suggested several key amendments to the Russian Constitution.  

Among them was expanding the powers of the parliament, so that the MPs would have to approve the candidacies of the PM and his ministers. The proposals also affected the functions of the President, the Constitutional Court and other bodies. The amendments will bring “significant change… to the balance of power” in Russia after they go into force, Medvedev said, explaining his decision. In view of this, the government should resign to “provide the president with a capability to make all decisions,” he said.

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Errunur

Predict this person Putin will support for president in 2024 DEPENDING on how he does these 4 years as prime minister.

Olivia Kroth
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Good! I like him.

Olivia Kroth
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DEUTSCHES HANDELSBLATT/( my translation into English) Russia’s nex Premier was born in Moscow, in 1966. He is familiar with the world of data and numbers: the system engineer, who has a degree in engineering, has worked as the head of the Russian tax authority for ten years. In the meantime, he brought the outdated and dilapidated administration up to scratch. In the past, the officials had to move through mountains of files, but now the paperwork has been reduced to a minimum. Many Russians are now filing their tax returns online. The Russian economist Nikita Kritschewski calls Mischustin’s work “impressive”.… Read more »

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URDU POINT: Simonyan Notes Professionalism Of Prime Minister Nominee Mishustin – Wed 15th January 2020 | 11:40 PM Simonyan Notes Professionalism of Prime Minister Nominee Mishustin MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 15th January, 2020) Sputnik and RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan has noted “modern professionalism” of Federal Tax Service chief Mikhail Mishustin, whom the Russian president nominated as prime minister on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev informed President Vladimir Putin that the entire government was stepping down. The announcement came after Putin, in his annual address to the parliament, proposed a slew of reforms and constitutional… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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Mikhail Mishustin is Russia’s new Prime Minister. Excellent choice by President Putin and Parliament. Congratulations to Russia. Mazel Tov!

Conor Hanley
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Eh, has this just come out out of the blue or has this constitutional change been discussed within the Duma and civil society?

Errunur
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Errunur

There will be a referendum regarding these changes in the constitution. But i dont think duma was informed before putin gave the state of the union.

Olivia Kroth
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The Duma leaders do not look surprised at all. Vyacheslav Volodin (leader of lower house Duma) is smiling and nodding his approval. Valentina Matvienko (leader of upper house Duma) is a very close friend of President Putin. He discusses everything with her. She does not look surprised either but looks down to her lap. I am sure they have discussed this extensively with the President and the Security Council who probably initiated the process.

Olivia Kroth
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BRAVO! CONGRATULATIONS!

Errunur
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Errunur

What putin announced on 15th January makes the 2021 Parlimentary elections SUPER IMPORTANT for Russia.

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Platon

In some ways, this makes future elections somewhat less fraught. President Putin has rebalanced the legislative and executive branches.

Olivia Kroth
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The Duma has already consented by vote to the nomination of the new Premier Michail Mishustin. Fait accompli.

Olivia Kroth
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Interesting discussion in the Duma, Russia’s Parliament: Only the Communists abstained from voting, all others voted for the new Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

Olivia Kroth
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Mikhail Mishustin was born on 3 March 1966 in Moscow to a father of Russian-Jewish origin and a mother of Russian origin. In 1989, he graduated from the STANKIN, majoring in system engineering, and then in 1992, he completed postgraduate studies at the same Institute.

I am glad that Mikhail Mishustin has been nominated as next Prime Minister in Russia. I like him, because he is half Jewish and born in the sign of Pisces. These are sensitive and level-headed people. Many pisces I know are either advocates or economists. They have a strong sense of reality without being stubborn “blockheads”.

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In Jewish Israeli law, which is, ironically based on Hitler’s law, Mishustin is not only not a jew but a ‘mamser’ (a bastard).

Otherwise, I agree with you; This fine, Russian person, in keeping with the tradition of Russian ministers of the pre Bolshevik Jew state of nepotism and terror, may one day stand in the tradition of Stolypin.

Whether he rises to that high level of a 19th Century, loyal, patriotic Christian citizen of Russia will become clear as time goes by.

Olivia Kroth
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This is an excellent choice, a wise decision. Bravo, President Putin!

Olivia Kroth
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TASS: PM candidate Mishustin: Russia has enough funds to achieve all goals set by president He stressed that it is necessary to prepare all legislation on these matters in a careful manner MOSCOW, January 16. /TASS/. Candidate for the position of Russian PM Mikhail Mishustin stated during a plenary session of the Russian State Duma on Thursday that Russia has sufficient funds to achieve all goals set by President Vladimir Putin. “Due to macroeconomic stability and budget surplus, we have sufficient funds to implement all goals set by the president starting in January of this year,” Mishustin said. Commenting on… Read more »

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I believe, that the Russian economy will thrive under PM Mishustin. Private entrepreneurs will have plenty of chances, which is a good thing. TASS: PM candidate Mishustin to take up removing barriers for business – Mishustin considers it the most important thing MOSCOW, January 16. /TASS/. Head of Russia’s Federal Tax Service Mikhail Mishustin, whose candidacy has been proposed by President Vladimir Putin as Prime Minister, said that if he is appointed as Prime Minister, he will first deal with removing barriers for business. “The most important thing is to remove barriers for business, reduce costs for business, in any… Read more »

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That’s it! New Prime Minister approved by Duma (Parliament). Next Russian Prime Minister is Michail Mishustin. THE MOSCOW TIMES: Russian Lawmakers Approve Mishustin as New PM – Russia’s lawmakers approved Mikhail Mishustin as prime minister on Thursday in a lower house vote, less than 24 hours after President Vladimir Putin nominated him for the role. Mishustin received 383 votes of 424 cast, with no votes against and 41 abstentions in a victory that had been all but assured when he won the unanimous backing of his party, United Russia, which has a strong majority in the chamber. Mishustin’s elevation is… Read more »

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THE MOSCOW TIMES:

Putin Confirms Mishustin as New Prime Minister –

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a decree appointing Mikhail Mishustin as prime minister, shortly after the former head of the tax service won the backing of parliament.

Mishustin received 383 votes of 424 cast by Russia’s lower house of parliament, with no votes against and 41 abstentions — a victory that had been all but assured when he won the unanimous backing of his party, United Russia, which has a strong majority in the chamber.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/16/putin-confirms-mishustin-as-new-prime-minister-a68933

Platon
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Platon

I just had a long, several week visit with a Russian family. They told me that it was the economy, partly due to sanctions, that was reducing their standard of living and making them wary of the future. It would appear that President Putin was listening in on our conversation. Having assured that the US can no longer harm the Russian state and people he metaphorically hung a sign on the wall which reads: “ITS THE ECONOMY, STUPID.” He also cleaned out most of the fifth column with a change in law which states that no persons who gave up… Read more »

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TASS: Putin makes Mishustin permanent member of Russian Security Council – Mikhail Mushustin was appointed as Prime Minister on January 16, replacing outgoing Dmitry Medvedev, who was appointed as deputy chairperson of the Russian Security Council MOSCOW, January 16. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on including Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin in the Russian Security Council, the statement on the Kremlin website said on Thursday. “To make a change to the composition of the Security Council of the Russian Federation by adding as a permanent members of the Security Council of the Russian Federation M.V. Mishustin —… Read more »

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TASS: Ruble grows against dollar and euro after Putin appoints Mishustin as Russian PM – The dollar exchange rose to 61.58 rubles, the euro – to 68.69 rubles MOSCOW, January 16. /TASS/. The ruble and indices on Moscow Exchange accelerated growth after Mikhail Mishustin was appointed to the post of Prime Minister of Russia. Thus, the dollar slowed down growth to 61.55 rubles (+0.21%), and the euro – to 68.73 rubles. (+0.3%). At the same time, the RTS index grew by 0.75% to 1,614.33 points, while the MOEX Russia Index (previously MICEX) rose by 0.71% to 3,154.75 points. By 16:32… Read more »

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