Parliament, controlled by Putin's party, must confirm the appointment and is expected to hold a vote on Thursday. Medvedev was sworn in as president earlier on Wednesday, succeeding his mentor Putin.
"Yes, of course, he has submitted (the nomination)," a Kremlin spokeswoman said.
Medvedev, a 42-year-old former lawyer, said last year he would ask Putin to serve as his prime minister. A Putin premiership sets up an unusual arrangement under which the two men will effectively be sharing power.
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