What's behind Russia's political shake-up?

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Published on 21 Jan 2020, 3:29
In a stunning shake-up, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his entire government reportedly resigned last week. That came on the heels of Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual address to the nation, in which he called for the first major constitutional changes since 1993. Following the mass resignations, Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, approved Putin's choice of Mikhail Mishustin as new prime minister. So, what's behind the overhaul of Russia's government? What does it mean for Putin's future and how will it influence Russia's role in international affairs?

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