Russians react to government’s shock resignation

Following the shock resignation of the Russian government in the wake of Putin’s call for reforms to reshape the political system, Putin is recommending that the current Prime Minister be replaced by the head of a tax office, Mikhail Mishustin. Alison Sargent has the latest.

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician and a former officer of the KGB who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 1999 until 2008. He was also the Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

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