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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Russia's tax service chief Mikhail Mishustin in Moscow on 15 January 2020. President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday formally proposed the head of Russia's tax service Mikhail Mishustin for the post of prime minister, news agencies reported. Picture: AFP

Russia

Russian parliament backs Putin's pick for PM after 'January Revolution'

Mishustin, who has headed the country’s tax service and played ice hockey with Putin, said he would name his cabinet in the near future. Putin signed a decree appointing him prime minister soon afterwards.