The new Russian prime minister pledged to maintain close cooperation with the Duma, and said that the new government will be formed in the coming days.
Mikhail Michaustin, 53, has been the head of Russia's Federal Tax Service for 20 years.
During these two decades, Michustin remained out of the spotlight and out of politics, as he is not affiliated with any political party.
Michustin obtained his PhD in Economic Sciences, had modernized the tax administration system, and increased tax collection rates.
He started his career in 1998 when he became vice president of the tax authority.
Michustin chaired Ross Nedvejimost, the Federal Land Registry Agency, until 2006, and then chaired the Federal Agency for Special Economic Zones Management after 2008, but the two agencies were closed in 2009.
In 2010, he returned to the Tax Authority, but this time as head of the commission, after Putin's selection.