Putin picks low-profile tax chief as Russian PM

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Putin picks low-profile tax chief as Russian PM
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Mikhail Mishustin, President Vladimir Putin’s surprise choice to become  Russia ‘s prime minister, is a tax chief with almost no political profile who analysts say could be a “technocratic placeholder.”

The Kremlin-dominated lower house of parliament, which rarely opposes Putin on important issues, is due to decide whether to approve Mishustin on Thursday.

Mishustin, 53, has been the head of the Federal Tax Service since 2010 and has worked in government roles related to tax collection since the early days of his career.

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