Michael Mesostigmata: Ilya Pitalev / RIA Novosti
Mikhail Mishustin learned of the nomination for the post of Prime Minister after the resignation of Dmitry Medvedev. It is reported by Forbes with reference to Financial Times.
According to the newspaper, the nomination of the premiere the head of the Federal tax service (FNS) surprised the high-ranking Russian officials and bankers, as well as the mishustina — respected but little-known technocrat. “He sat with all the message of [Vladimir] Putin and didn’t even know until after the resignation Medvedev”, — the source told FT, close to the Kremlin.
Previously, on 16 January it became known that Medvedev just before his resignation from the post of Prime Minister of Russia signed a decree about allocation from the budget of 127 billion rubles for the construction of the atomic icebreaker “Leader”. The order instructed to perform the factory “Star”. The ship, which will become the world’s most powerful icebreaker, must pass in 2027.
Dmitry Medvedev announced the withdrawal of the government resigned shortly after the message to the Federal Assembly President Vladimir Putin. As Prime Minister, the head of state has chosen the head of Federal tax service (FNS) Michael mishustina. Before the formation of the new Cabinet members who resigned will continue to perform their duties.
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