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The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, colloquially referred to as the Prime Minister is the second most powerful official of the Russian Federation, who, under Article 24 of the Federal Constitutional Law On the Government of the Russian Federation, "heads the Government of the Russian Federation". The use of the term "Prime Minister" is strictly informal and is not used by the Russian Constitution and other laws. Due to the central role of the President of Russia in the political system, the activities of the executive branch are significantly influenced by the head of state. (via Freebase)