Russian news agencies have announced the resignation of the government.
Dimitri Medvedev, the Russian prime minister, presented his government's resignation to President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, a surprise announcement after a speech by the head of state announcing constitutional reforms.
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"We, as the government of the Russian Federation must give the president of our country the means to take all the necessary measures. It is for this […] that the government as a whole resigns "said Medvedev, according to Russian agencies.