Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin is the head of the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation.
Biography of Mikhail Mishustin
Mikhail Mishustin was born in Moscow on March 3, 1966. He received his higher education at the Moscow Machine Building University called "STANKIN". It was there that he later completed his postgraduate studies.
From 1992 to 1998, Mishustin was in business in the private sector, at the International Computer Club (ICC).
Mishustin began his career in public official service in Russia in 1998, when he became assistant to the head of the Federal Tax Service (FTS) of the Russian Federation.
He was later promoted to deputy head and later moved to the ranks of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, where he headed Rosnedvizhimost (also known as the Federal Real Estate Cadastre Agency). Later, as part of the same ministry, Mikhail Mishustin managed the Federal Agency for the Management of Special Economic Zones of the Russian Federation.
In 2008, Mikhail Mishustin decided to leave the government and returned to private business. For the next two years he headed the company UFG Capital Partners, as well as acting as managing partner of UFG Asset Management group.
Mikhail Mishustin: Federal Tax Service
In early 2009, Mishustin was included in the President's personnel reserve fund, and in 2010, Vladimir Putin appointed him head of the Federal Tax Service.
As the head of the Federal Tax Service, Mishustin said that he was going to take up the fight against the so-called "dirty data" and solve the problems with the refund of VAT.
However, he was severely criticized and accused of an unreasonably tough approach to business and of increasing the number of inspections of entrepreneurs. It should also be noted that it is the Federal Tax Service of Russia that is one of the most corrupt and "dirty" state bodies of the Russian Federation.
Russia's New Prime Minister
On January 15, 2020, the same day that the entire Russian government resigned, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered Mikhail Mishustin the vacant position of Prime Minister of Russia.
On January 16, the illegitimate Russian State Duma voted to confirm Mikhail Mishustin as Russia's prime minister.