Who is Mikhail Mishustin — Russia’s next prime minister? 16.01.2020

Deutsche Welle | Jan 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin nominated Mikhail Mishustin, a 53-year-old chief of the Russian Federal Tax Service for the position of Russian prime minister after Dmitry Medvedev resigned on Wednesday.
  • Despite his tax-focused career, Mishustin initially trained as an engineer, graduating from Moscow’s STANKIN Machine-Instrument Institute (currently Moscow State Technological University STANKIN) in 1989.
  • Forbes Russia listed him as the 54th best-paid state official in 2015 with earnings of 183.31 million rubles (around $3 million; €2.7 million).