Will Russia’s new PM Mishustin succeed in taxing crypto?

Vladimir Putin & Mikhail Mishustin

By Roger Aitken – With the former head of the Russian Federation’s Federal Tax Service and newly appointed Prime Minister, expressing the view that “all operations” with cryptocurrency should be taxed, industry pundits in the space are reflecting on what the impact and fallout might be. 

Mikhail Mishustin, a Russian economist and politician who was recently nominated by Vladimir Putin to serve as Prime Minister of Russia (confirmed on 16 January by the State Duma), said that the digital economy will become one of the country's development priorities.

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