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The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation , colloquially referred to as the Prime Minister is the head of the Russian government and the second most powerful figure of the Russian Federation. The official residence of the prime minister is Gorky-9 in Moscow Oblast, but his working residence is in Moscow . Under Article 24 of the Federal Constitutional Law On the Government of the Russian Federation, "heads the Government of the Russian Federation". The Russian Prime Minister is considered the second highest position in the government, after the President.

Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
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Incumbent
Dmitry Medvedev

since 8 May 2012
Style Mr. Chairman
By name and patronymic
Member of Government
Security Council
Reports to President
State Duma
Residence White House
Seat Moscow
Appointer President of Russia, with the consent of the State Duma
Term length No fixed term
Resigns before the newly elected President, but may be reappointed again
Constituting instrument Constitution of Russia
Inaugural holder Count Sergei Witte
Formation 6 November 1905
Deputy First Deputy Prime Minister
Deputy Prime Ministers
Website Official website
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The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation (Russian: Председатель Правительства Российской Федерации, Romanized: Predsedatel' Pravitel'stva Rossiyskoy Federatsii), colloquially referred to as the Prime Minister (Russian: Премьер-министр, Romanized: Prem'yer-ministr) is the head of the Russian government and the second most powerful figure of the Russian Federation. The official residence of the prime minister is Gorky-9 in Moscow Oblast, but his working residence is in Moscow (Russian White House). Under Article 24 of the Federal Constitutional Law On the Government of the Russian Federation, "heads the Government of the Russian Federation". The Russian Prime Minister is considered the second highest position in the government, after the President.

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, Federal Laws and other laws.

The current prime minister is Dmitry Medvedev of United Russia, who was appointed on May 8, 2012.

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