Putin's surprise pick for Russian PM addresses parliament
Mishustin spoke of preserving Russia's macroeconomic stability, of keeping inflation at around 4% and said work on 'national projects', Putin's flagship economic development program when he ran for a fourth term in office in 2018, must be sped up.
Russia's ruling party, United Russia, which has a majority in the Duma, unanimously backed Mishustin for prime minister earlier on Thursday, all but assuring his confirmation.
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