Sergey Stepashin

Сергей Вадимович Степашин (Sergej Vadimovič Stepašin)

b. 2 Mar 1952, Port Arthur (Lu-shun), People's Republic of China

Title: Исполняющий обязанности Председателя Правительства Российской Федерации (Acting Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation)
Term: 12 May 1999 - 19 May 1999
  12 May 1999, appointed, decree of the President of the Russian Federation [1]
Title: Председатель Правительства Российской Федерации (Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation)
Term: 19 May 1999 - 9 Aug 1999
  19 May 1999, approved by resolution of the State Duma; appointed, decree of the President of the Russian Federation [2]
  9 Aug 1999, resignation of the Government announced, decree of the President of the Russian Federation [3]
Biography:

Born in the family of a Soviet naval officer, who served in the People's Republic of China; graduated from the Interior Ministry's Political Academy (1973) and Lenin Military and Political Academy (1981); member of the Communist Party (until 19 Aug 1991); served as militia officer in 1973-1990; people's deputy of the Russian SFSR/Russia (1990–1993); headed a state committee for investigation of KGB's activities after the August 1991 coup; chaired parliamentary committee for defense and security in the Supreme Soviet (Feb 1991 - 22 Sep 1993); deputy minister of security (1992-1993); supported unconstitutional dissolution of the Supreme Council by President Boris El'cin; resigned parliamentary office and was appointed first deputy minister of security (24 Sep 1993 - Dec 1993); first deputy director, Federal Counterintelligence Service (Dec 1993 - Mar 1994); director, Federal Counterintelligence Service (3 Mar 1994 - 30 Jun 1995; from 3 Apr 1995 - Federal Security Service); head, Administrative department, President Administration (from 10 Nov 1995); justice minister (2 Jul 1997 - 23 Mar 1998; 23-30 Mar 1998 acting minister); acting interior minister (30 Mar 1998 - 28 Apr 1998; 23 Aug 1998 - 11 Sep 1998, 12-21 May 1999); interior minister (28 Apr 1998 - 23 Aug 1998; 11 Sep 1998 - 12 May 1999) in the cabinets of Sergej Kirienko and Evgenij Primakov; first deputy chairman of the Government (27 Apr 1999 - 19 May 1999); acting chairman of the Government (12 May 1999 - 19 May 1999); chairman of the Government (19 May 1999 - 9 Aug 1999); elected deputy of the State Duma (Dec 1999); term as deputy terminated with appointment as chairman of the Audit Chamber (19 Apr 2000).

Elections:

Voting results 19 May 1999
in favor 293
against 55
abstentions 14
voted 362
not voted 88
Information source: [4]

[1] СЗ РФ, 1999, № 20.
[2] СЗ РФ, 1999, № 21.
[3] СЗ РФ, 1999, № 32.
[4] Voting results are given as per official minutes of the Duma session (Информационный канал Государственной Думы. Пленарные заседания; web site); since electronic calculation of votes partially failed, the actual number of those favoring Stepasin's appointment might have been more than 293 (some media reports indicated 301).
Last updated on: 26 Jun 2009 04:05:28