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Factbox: Russia's new PM pledges to accelerate work on national projects


MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s new prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, promised on Thursday to speed up work on achieving national goals set two years ago by President Vladimir Putin across a wide range of policy areas from health to infrastructure.

Mishustin was Putin’s surprise choice to head the government as part of a major political and constitutional overhaul that could see the president retain his grip on power beyond 2024, when his fourth term ends.

The goals, first announced by Putin in 2018, envisage higher state spending in 13 key areas to spur stalled economic growth and make Russia the ...


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