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Dmitry Medvedev's Second Cabinet is the current composition of the Russian government under the leadership of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The cabinet was approved on 18 May 2018.[1]

Second Cabinet of Dmitry Medvedev
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55th cabinet of Russia
2018–present
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Meeting of the Cabinet on 6 June 2018
Date formed18 May 2018
People and organisations
Head of stateVladimir Putin
Head of governmentDmitry Medvedev
No. of ministers32
Member partyUnited Russia
Independent
Status in legislatureMajority
with support from LDPR and Rodina
Opposition partiesCommunist Party
A Just Russia
Opposition leadersMain:
Gennady Zyuganov
Other:
Sergey Mironov
History
PredecessorMedvedev I

Contents

FormationEdit

The government began to form after Vladimir Putin's inauguration on 7 May 2018, when Putin nominated Medvedev as Prime Minister.[2] On the same day, United Russia decided to support Medvedev. Since United Russia has more than half of the seats in the State Duma, this means that Medvedev would become Prime Minister, even if all other parties voted against it.[3] On 8 May, the Liberal Democratic Party also expressed support for Dmitry Medvedev and nominated six candidates for Ministerial posts.[4] On the same day, after a meeting with Dmitry Medvedev, the Communist Party and A Just Russia refused to support Medvedev.[5][6]

For the first time since 1991, candidates for Deputy Prime Ministers were nominated before the hearings in the State Duma.[7]

State Duma confirmationEdit

 
Medvedev at his confirmation hearing on 8 May 2018

On 8 May, Dmitry Medvedev was confirmed by the State Duma as Prime Minister.

Faction Members Yes No Abstained Did not vote Vacant
United Russia 339 330 0 0 9
Communist Party 42 0 37 0 5
Liberal Democratic Party 40 39 0 0 1
A Just Russia 23 4 19 0 0
Rodina 1 1 0 0 0
Civic Platform 1 0 0 0 1
All factions 446 374 56 0 16 4
Source

Structure and CompositionEdit

On 15 May, Dmitry Medvedev presented to President Vladimir Putin a draft structure of the Cabinet.[8] Thus, Ministry of Education and Science was divided into the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education; Ministry of Communications and Mass Media was renamed to the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media. In addition, it was established that the Prime Minister will have ten deputies. On the same day, Putin signed a Decree "On the Structure of Federal Executive Bodies".[9]

On 18 May 2018, Dmitry Medvedev presented the composition of the Cabinet, and on the same day President Vladimir Putin approved the composition.[10]

In General, the composition of the Government has been updated by almost a third. Their posts retained 13 members. 4 people who were in the previous Cabinet remained in the government, but took new positions. Two were members of the government in the past and returned to the government after a break. The remaining 12 members of the government are completely new.[11]

Subsequent changesEdit

  • On 26 February 2019, the Ministry for Development of the Russian Far East was renamed to the Ministry for Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic.[12]

CompositionEdit

Post Image Name Party Period
 
Prime Minister
  Dmitry Medvedev United Russia Since 8 May 2018
Deputy Prime Ministers
 
First Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Finance
  Anton Siluanov United Russia Since 18 May 2018
Deputy Prime Minister
for Agro-Industrial Complex,
Natural Resources and Ecology
  Alexey Gordeyev United Russia Since 18 May 2018
Deputy Prime Minister
Chief of Staff of the Government
  Konstantin Chuychenko United Russia Since 18 May 2018
Deputy Prime Minister
for Construction and Regional Development
  Vitaly Mutko United Russia Since 18 May 2018
Deputy Prime Minister
for Defense and Space Industry
  Yury Borisov Independent Since 18 May 2018
Deputy Prime Minister
for Fuel–Energy Complex and Industry
  Dmitry Kozak United Russia Since 18 May 2018
Deputy Prime Minister
Presidential Envoy to the
Far Eastern Federal District
  Yury Trutnev United Russia Since 18 May 2018
Deputy Prime Minister
for Social Policy
  Tatyana Golikova United Russia Since 18 May 2018
Deputy Prime Minister
for Tourism, Sport and Culture
  Olga Golodets United Russia Since 18 May 2018
Deputy Prime Minister
for Transport, Communications
and Digital Economy
  Maxim Akimov United Russia Since 18 May 2018
Federal Ministers
 
Minister of Agriculture
  Dmitry Patrushev Independent Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister of Digital Development,
Communications and Mass Media
  Konstantin Noskov Independent Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister for Construction and Housing
  Vladimir Yakushev United Russia Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister of Culture
  Vladimir Medinsky United Russia Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister of Defence
  Sergey Shoygu United Russia Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister for Development
of the Russian Far East and Arctic
  Alexander Kozlov United Russia Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister of Economic Development
  Maxim Oreshkin United Russia Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister of Education
  Olga Vasilieva Independent Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister of Emergency Situations
  Yevgeny Zinichev Independent Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister of Energy
  Alexander Novak United Russia Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister of Foreign Affairs
  Sergey Lavrov United Russia Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister of Health
  Veronika Skvortsova Independent Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister of Industry and Trade
  Denis Manturov United Russia Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister of Internal Affairs
  Vladimir Kolokoltsev Independent Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister of Justice
  Aleksandr Konovalov United Russia Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
  Maxim Topilin United Russia Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology
  Dmitry Kobylkin United Russia Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister for North Caucasus Affairs
  Sergey Chebotarev Independent Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister of Science and Higher Education
  Mikhail Kotyukov United Russia Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister of Sport
  Pavel Kolobkov Independent Since 18 May 2018
 
Minister of Transport
  Yevgeny Dietrich United Russia Since 18 May 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Putin Leaves Russian Cabinet Little-Changed, Brings In Close Ally's Son". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Путин внес в Госдуму кандидатуру Медведева на пост премьер-министра". Российская газета (in Russian). 7 May 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  3. ^ ntv.ru. "«Единая Россия» поддержала кандидатуру Медведева на пост премьера". НТВ. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  4. ^ ria.ru. "ЛДПР предложила шесть кандидатов в новое правительство". РИА Новости. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  5. ^ interfax.ru. ""Справедливая Россия" решила проголосовать против назначения Медведева на пост премьера". Интерфакс (in Russian). Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  6. ^ gazeta.ru. "В КПРФ не поддержат кандидатуру Медведева на пост премьера". Газета.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Медведев предложил кандидатов в новый состав правительства". РИА Новости (in Russian). 7 May 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Медведев на встрече с Путиным передал ему предложения по структуре кабмина". ТАСС (in Russian). Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Указ «О структуре федеральных органов исполнительной власти»". Kremlin.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Президент подписал указы о составе нового Правительства". Kremlin.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  11. ^ Знакомьтесь, новые лица: российское правительство обновилось на треть
  12. ^ Минвостокразвития переименовано в Министерство по развитию Дальнего Востока и Арктики

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