May becomes the second-ever woman Prime Minister of Britain, the 13th PM to be officially appointed by the Queen and the 54th holder of the office of British prime minister since it was created in the 18th century.
"In his message to Theresa May, the President congratulated her on being appointed Prime Minister of Great Britain and underscored his belief that it is in the vital interests of both nations to preserve and expand the significant level of Russian-UK cooperation that has been achieved in various fields over the course of many years", it added.
Meanwhile, two arch eurosceptics were put in charge of disentangling Britain from the 28-nation European Union and forging new alliances outside the bloc. During these talks, the new British leader stressed her commitment to delivering Brexit but "explained that we would need some time to prepare for these negotiations and spoke of her hope that these could be conducted in a constructive and positive spirit", a Downing Street spokeswoman said.
Cameron announced his resignation last month, following the UK's shock referendum result to leave the EU. When it comes to taxes we'll prioritise not the wealthy but you.
It's said, in recent years, an unnamed minister had to wait a couple of days to be informed about his new post because a Post-It note with his name on it had dropped off the board, and, in the frenzy, he was completely forgotten.
"It was clear that Theresa was forming a different kind of cabinet, and I was not to be part of it", he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme, denying her appointments represented a purge of David Cameron's allies.
Gove was replaced as Justice Secretary by Liz Truss while Education Secretary Nicky Morgan was also fired and replaced by the former global development secretary Justine Greening.
May's former job of home secretary went to Amber Rudd.
"Brexit means Brexit and we will make a success of it", May said earlier this week. Mrs. May has emphasized her resolve to follow the voters' will as the complex separation from the European Union, which could take years, is achieved.
Johnson, Leadsom, Davis and Fox all campaigned for Britain's exit from the European Union unlike May.
The previous Treasury chief, George Osborne, departed Wednesday. "Britain is open for business. We are not turning our back on the world".
Later in the day Thursday, Hammond is slated to meet with Bank of England governor Mark Carney to discuss the British economy moving forward.
Carney has indicated that some sort of stimulus will be offered over the summer as his pre-vote warnings about the impact on the economy had begun to crystallize.
Some analysts also detect a savvy method to her alleged madness by putting Mr. Johnson where she can keep a better eye on him.
In his final question-and-answer session in the House of Commons, Cameron echoed a line he used to launch himself in 2005, taunting Labour's then-prime minister Tony Blair.
Later, in a brief speech on Downing Street, Cameron, 49, defended his government's legacy.
"It has been the greatest honour of my life to serve our country as prime minister over these last six years, and to serve as leader of my party for nearly 11 years", he said outside 10 Downing St., accompanied by his wife Samantha and his children - 12-year-old Nancy, 10-year-old Elwen and 5-year-old Florence.