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Mishustin becomes new Russian PM

Mikhail Mishustin (pictured) has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Russia on Thursday after the Russian State Duma unanimously approved his candidacy.

The former head of the Federal Tax Service already promised major cabinet rearrangement and pointed out that the digital economy and national projects are priorities of his future work in the country's government.

Russian President Vladimir Putin nominated Mishustin on Wednesday for the prime minister role. Mishustin replaced Dmitry Medvedev who earlier announced the country's government has resigned.

Breaking the News / TF