Putin signs decree to appoint tax ex-chief as new Russian PM
Thursday, 16 January 2020 Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a decree to appoint former Russian Federal Tax Service head Mikhail Mishustin as the new Prime Minister, a day after the resignation of the previous government.
Russia's ruling party on Thursday unanimously backed President Vladimir Putin's surprise choice for prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, a man with almost no political profile. But why was he picked? Lauren Anthony reports.