In Russia elected a "new old" Prime Minister

A total of 430 lawmakers participated in the voting, with 374 voting in favor of Medvedev, while 56 MPs voted against.

Medvedev secured a fresh term as Russian prime minister, as the lower house of parliament voted overwhelmingly for President Vladimir Putin's long-term ally to retain his post.

US President Donald Trump has congratulated his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on being sworn in for a fourth term, saying he looks forward to a time when the two nations can have a good relationship.

"The plan aims to make "the Russian Federation one of the five largest economies in the world", before 2024", according to the Kremlin.

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Under Russia's constitution, the government is obliged to resign when a new presidential term begins.

Russia's prime minister-designate Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday there were no immediate plans to change the rate of personal income tax for now.

Vice-Premier healthcare Medvedev has proposed to appoint the head of the accounts chamber Tatyana Golikova and Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the military-industrial complex, instead of Dmitry Rogozin can become Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov.

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