The Russian government resigned in full force

The government of the Russian Federation resigned.

This was announced by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin after the presidential address to the Federal Assembly.

Medvedev said that he considered it right to resign the government on the background of the catechumens Putin’s proposals to amend the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

«In this context, it is obvious that we, as a government, shall provide the President of our country the opportunity to take all the necessary decisions for this. In these circumstances, I believe it would be correct that in accordance with article 117 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation the government of the Russian Federation in the current composition of the resigned» — Medvedev quoted by Interfax.

Vladimir Putin instructed the old part to perform the duties until a new government is appointed.

«I hope that we will soon see. I will meet with each of you», he said.

According to Dmitry Medvedev, a further decision on the new composition of the Cabinet will be taken by the head of state. Medvedev thanked the government members for their work.

In the message Vladimir Putin has suggested to discuss a number of constitutional amendments. For example:

The state Duma must entrust the approval of the candidacy of the Prime Minister

The Parliament should take greater responsibility for the formation of the government of the Russian Federation

Vladimir Putin proposed to hold a nationwide vote on the amendment to the Constitution.