Prime Minister of Russia

The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation,[lower-alpha 1] also known as the prime minister,[lower-alpha 2] is the head of the Russian government, the chief executive of the Russian Cabinet, and the second-most powerful figure in the Russian Federation. The official residence of the prime minister is Gorki-9 in Odintsovsky District, Moscow Oblast, and the working residence is the Russian White House of Moscow. Under Article 24 of the Federal Constitutional Law 'On the Government of the Russian Federation', the prime minister "heads the Government of the Russian Federation".[3] Although the post dates to 1905, the prime minister in its current form was established on 12 December 1993 as the Chairmen of the Government of the Russian Federation.

Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation
Председатель Правительства Российской Федерации
Logo of the Russian Government
Mikhail Mishustin

since 16 January 2020
Executive branch in Russian Politics
Office of the Prime Minister of Russia
StyleMr. Chairman
By name and patronymic
(currently Mikhail Vladimirovich)
His Excellency[1]
TypeHead of Government
AbbreviationPMOR, PMORF
Member ofGovernment
Security Council
State Council
Reports toPresident
State Duma
ResidenceWhite House
NominatorPresident of Russia
AppointerPresident of Russia,
with the approval of the State Duma
Term lengthNo fixed term
Resigns after inauguration of the President, but may be reappointed again
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Russia
PrecursorChairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union (1923–1991)
Inaugural holderCount Sergei Witte
Formation6 November 1905 (original)
12 December 1993 (current form)
DeputyFirst Deputy Prime Minister
Deputy Prime Ministers
Salary$105,000 USD annually[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Due to the central role of the president of Russia in the political system, the activities of the executive branch (including the prime minister) are significantly influenced by the head of state (for example, it is the president who appoints and dismisses the prime minister and other members of the Government; the president may chair the meetings of the cabinet and give obligatory orders to the prime minister and other members of the Government; the president may also revoke any act of the Government). The use of the term prime minister is strictly informal and is never used by the Russian Constitution or laws.

Mikhail Mishustin is the current prime minister. He came into power on 16 January 2020 after Dmitry Medvedev resigned.