Putin names successor to Medvedev as Russian prime minister
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday named Tax Service chief Mikhail Mishustin as the country’s new prime minister, The Washington Post reported.
The move came after Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev resigned along with the rest of his Cabinet, marking a shake-up that was reportedly directed by Putin, who is seeking to ensure he stays in office for another term before creating a permanent position for himself in the government.
Medvedev, an ally of Putin, has served as prime minister since 2012. He previously served as president.