Mikhail Fradkov's Second Cabinet

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Mikhail Fradkov's Second Cabinet (May 2004 - September 2007) was the twelfth cabinet of the government of the Russian Federation, preceded by Mikhail Fradkov's First Cabinet, which followed the cabinet led by Mikhail Kasyanov, who had been dismissed by President Vladimir Putin on February 24, 2004 shortly before the presidential election. It was led by Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov, proposed by President Vladimir Putin for the approval by the State Duma on May 7, 2004, the day Putin entered into his second presidential term. On May 12 Fradkov was approved by the State Duma and appointed Prime Minister by the President.[1] Other 17 ministers of the cabinet were appointed by presidential decrees on May 20, 2004. The prime minister and 16 ministers occupied the same positions in Mikhail Fradkov's First Government. Only Leonid Reiman assumed the reestablished position of Information Technologies and Telecommunications Minister of Russia. Eight of the ministers took part in Kasyanov's Cabinet, all on the same positions: Yury Chaika, Alexey Gordeyev, German Gref, Sergei Ivanov, Viktor Khristenko, Alexey Kudrin, Leonid Reiman, and Sergei Shoigu.

Further development[edit]

  • September 13, 2004:
The Ministry of Regional Development was reestablished. Vladimir Yakovlev was fired from the position of Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Southern Federal District in the aftermath of the Beslan school hostage crisis and was appointed Minister of Regional Development by the President.[2]
Dmitry Kozak was replaced by the President with Sergei Naryshkin as Minister – Chief of Staff of the Government and became Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Southern Federal District instead of Yakovlev.
  • November 14, 2005:
Two more Deputy Prime Minister positions were created. Dmitry Medvedev was appointed First Deputy Prime Minister, Sergei Ivanov was appointed Deputy Prime Minister by the President, retaining his Defence Minister position.[3]
  • June 23, 2006:
President Vladimir Putin replaced Yury Chaika with former Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov as Justice Minister of Russia. Chaika in turn assumed the Prosecutor General position for the second time in his career.[4]
  • February 15, 2007:
The President introduced the second position of First Deputy Prime Minister assumed by Sergei Ivanov and appointed Sergei Naryshkin Deputy Prime Minister. Former Chief of the Federal Tax Service of Russia Anatoly Serdyukov was appointed Defence Minister instead of Ivanov. Naryshkin retained his position of Chief of Staff of the Government.[5]
  • September 12, 2007:
President Putin accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov.[1] According to Russian legislation, his cabinet was also dismissed. Fradkov, however, remained acting Prime Minister until September 14, when the new Prime Minister, Viktor Zubkov, was appointed. German Gref, Vladimir Yakovlev and Mikhail Zurabov were dismissed on September 24, when the new cabinet was formed.

Ministers[edit]

Minister Period of office
Prime Minister
Mikhail Fradkov

May 12, 2004 - September 14, 2007
First Deputy Prime Minister
Dmitry Medvedev

November 14, 2005 - September 24, 2007
First Deputy Prime Minister
Sergei Ivanov

February 15, 2007 - September 24, 2007
Deputy Prime Minister
Alexander Zhukov

May 20, 2004 - September 24, 2007
Deputy Prime Minister
Sergei Ivanov

November 14, 2005 – February 15, 2007
Sergei Naryshkin
February 15, 2007 - September 24, 2007
Minister of the Interior
Rashid Nurgaliyev

May 20, 2004 - September 24, 2007
Minister of Emergencies
Sergei Shoigu

May 20, 2004 - September 24, 2007
Minister of Health and Welfare Development
Mikhail Zurabov

May 20, 2004 - September 24, 2007
Minister of External Affairs
Sergey Lavrov

May 20, 2004 - September 24, 2007
Minister of Information Technologies and Telecommunications
Leonid Reiman

May 20, 2004 - September 24, 2007
Minister of Culture and Mass Media
Alexander Sokolov

May 20, 2004 - September 24, 2007
Minister of Defence
Sergei Ivanov

May 20, 2004 – February 15, 2007
Anatoly Serdyukov
February 15, 2007 - September 24, 2007
Minister of Education and Science
Andrei Fursenko

May 20, 2004 - September 24, 2007
Minister of Natural Resources
Yury Trutnev

May 20, 2004 - September 24, 2007
Minister of Regional Development
Vladimir Yakovlev

September 13, 2004 - September 24, 2007
Minister of Agriculture and Fishing
Alexey Gordeyev

May 20, 2004 - September 24, 2007
Minister of Industry and Energy
Viktor Khristenko

May 20, 2004 - September 24, 2007
Minister of Transport
Igor Levitin

May 20, 2004 - September 24, 2007
Minister of Finance
Alexey Kudrin

May 20, 2004 - September 24, 2007
Minister of Economic Development and Trade
German Gref

May 20, 2004 - September 24, 2007
Minister of Justice
Yury Chaika

May 20, 2004 – June 23, 2006
Vladimir Ustinov
June 23, 2006 - September 24, 2007
Minister, Chief of Staff of the Government
Dmitry Kozak

May 20, 2004 – September 13, 2004
Sergei Naryshkin
September 13, 2004 - September 24, 2007

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Duma confirms Fradkov as premier, BBC News, May 12, 2004.
  2. ^ Russia: Putin Seeking Government Changes To Strengthen Fight Against Terror, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, September 13, 2004.
    Putin tightens grip on security, BBC News, September 13, 2004.
  3. ^ Putin boosts allies in reshuffle, BBC News, November 14, 2005.
    Semi-Successors by Dmitry Kamyshev and Kirill Rogov, Kommersant, November 15, 2005.
  4. ^ Putin names ex-prosecutor Ustinov justice minister, RIA Novosti, June 23, 2006.
    Ustinov Is Appointed New Justice Minister by Anatoly Medetsky, The Moscow Times, June 26, 2006.
  5. ^ Ivanov and Kadyrov Promoted in Shakeup by Nabi Abdullaev, The Moscow Times, February 16, 2007.
    A Shuffle in High Places by Dmitry Butrin, Petr Netreba and Maxim Shishkin, Kommersant, February 16, 2007.
    Russian Defense Minister Promoted, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, February 15, 2007.
    Wrap: Putin promotes Ivanov, reshuffles govt., changes Chechnya pres., RIA Novosti, February 16, 2007.
    What the Russian papers say, RIA Novosti, February 16, 2007.

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