Russian prime minister and government resign after Putin speech
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday that his government was resigning to give President Vladimir Putin room to carry out the changes he wants to make to the constitution. © Sputnik/Dmitry Astakhov/Pool via REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speak before a meeting with government members in Moscow, Russia January 15, 2020. The unexpected announcement, which came shortly after Putin proposed a nationwide vote on sweeping changes that would shift power from the presidency to parliament, means Russia will also get a new prime minister.
Russia ' s putin says wants to give parliament power to choose prime minister.
TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed entrusting the State Duma with power to nominate prime minister, deputy prime ministers and federal ministers, adding that the president will be obliged to appoint the nominated candidates, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his annual
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he wanted to give parliament the power to choose Russia's prime minister along with other responsibilities, but said he would like to keep Russia's strong presidential system in place.
The comments, at Putin's state of the nation address, come as observers watch for clues as to how he might reform the political system before 2024 when his current presidential term ends and the constitution requires him to step down.
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Andrew Osborn)
Russia's Putin oversees hypersonic missile test near Crimea .
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday oversaw military exercises from a naval vessel in the Black Sea near Crimea, including the test launch of a hypersonic air-launched Kinzhal missile, the Kremlin said. © Thomson Reuters Russian anti-submarine corvette Muromets fires during the joint drills of the Northern and Black Sea fleets, attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the Black Sea, off the coast of Crimea January 9, 2020. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.