Russian State Duma approves Mikhail Mishustin for post of prime minister


Mikhail Mishustin, President Vladimir Putin's nominee for the post of prime minister, speaks to lawmakers during a session of the State Duma lower parliament in Moscow on January 16, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

MOSCOW, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Russian State Duma, or the lower house of parliament, approved Mikhail Mishustin for the post of prime minister at a plenary meeting on Thursday.