RUSSIALINK: “A Year After Shock Appointment, Russian Prime Minister Mishustin’s Star is Rising” – Moscow Times

Kremlin and River

… [D]espite being initially seen by some as a placeholder prime minister … Mishustin has seen his star rise, asserting his control over government appointments while seeing his popularity tick upwards to rival even his boss […]

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RUSSIALINK: “Pivotal moment approaching in coronavirus crisis, situation to start improving – PM Mishustin” – Interfax

Coronavirus File Photo adapted from image at cdc.gov

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin is expecting the start of recovery from the socioeconomic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Reshuffle: Political Analysis” – BMB Russia

Kremlin and River

“The Russian government underwent a mini-reshuffle … [with] new leaders for five of its 21 ministries. … [The reshuffle] test[ed] the new procedure for appointing cabinet officials. According to … constitutional changes, cabinet officials nominated by the PM are now … approved or rejected by the Duma before going to the president. … Mishustin is solidifying his position within the […]

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RUSSIALINK: “Russian PM Mishustin Tightens Grip on Domestic Policy in Mini Reshuffle; Putin’s divide-and-conquer approach is also on display.” – Moscow Times

Kremlin and River

The Russian government is pushing ahead with a long-rumored mini-reshuffle … in what analysts see as a mark of both newly installed prime minister Mikhail Mishustin’s growing influence and … Putin’s divide-and-conquer approach to keeping his underlings in check […]

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VIDEOS & ARTICLE: Navalny’s Greatest Hits: FBK’s Best Corruption Exposés During Its Nine-Year History

… During its nine years of existence, the FBK has been instrumental in exposing corruption in Russia, producing dozens of detailed investigative videos on oligarchs, government officials, executives at state-owned companies, and their friends and relatives […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Russian government presents National Recovery Plan to President Putin” – bne Intellinews

Cash, Calculator, Pen

“… Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has presented the National Recovery Plan to … Putin … [with] a launch at the beginning of July. … [T]he government has rolled out two economic support packages, worth RUB3.1 trillion ($42.1bn), or 2.8% of GDP. The RUB7.3 trillion final recovery plan was cut from the previously reported RUB8 trillion plan … includ[ing] the two […]

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RUSSIALINK: “Russia Prices Economic Recovery Plan at $70Bln” – Moscow Times

Diverse Paper Currency, Coins, Line Graph

Russia will launch a 5 trillion ruble ($73 billion) recovery plan next month to offset economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said in a televised meeting with President Vladimir Putin […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Coronavirus crisis leaves Russian government rudderless” – Financial Times/ Henry Foy, Max Seddon

File Photo of Kremlin Tower, St. Basil's, Red Square at Night

Prime ministerial stand-in faces task of managing pandemic while getting economy moving again ….

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How Mikhail Mishustin Rose to the Top: Old Ties, Savvy and a Knack for Systems

Kremlin and Saint Basil's File Photo

Vladimir Putin shocked the world when he named a little-known tax chief his number two. We delve into the new Russian prime minister’s background (Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – Evan Gershkovich, Pjotr Sauer, Jake Cordell – January 27, 2020) Mikhail Mishustin was struggling. Drenched in sweat and tripping over himself, he wasn’t a natural ice hockey player. “I don’t know […]

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New Russian Prime Minister Is No Stranger to Business Community; Investors say he will promote digitization, while critics claim he has taken credit for natural progression”

Aerial View of Kremlin and Environs

(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – Jake Cordell – January 20, 2020) Jake covers business & economics for The Moscow Times. Russia’s new Prime Minister may have had a low profile before his surprise appointment last week, but one section of society was already well aware of Mikhail Mishustin: Russia’s business community. The 53-year old, who has been credited with transforming […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Putin Ushers In New Prime Minister, Signaling Bid to Boost Economic Legacy” – Wall Street Journal/ Thomas Grove, Georgi Kantchev

Kremlin and River

Russia’s parliament approves Mikhail Mishustin as new prime minister, a day after government’s resignation “Russian lawmakers approved … Putin’s proposed candidate as prime minister Thursday … in a tightly choreographed transition that could set the stage for … Putin to retain a grip on power after his term ends. The vote came a day after … Putin proposed sweeping constitutional […]

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