Vladimir Putin's Second Cabinet

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Vladimir Putin's Second Cabinet (May 2008–May 2012) is a cabinet of the government of the Russian Federation following the Russian presidential election, 2008 that resulted in the election of Dmitry Medvedev as the third President of Russia. The second President, Vladimir Putin, was appointed to the position of the Prime Minister of Russia. The cabinet followed Viktor Zubkov's Cabinet.

In the new cabinet the number of Deputy Prime Ministers increased from five to seven. Viktor Zubkov (former Prime Minister) and Igor Shuvalov were appointed First Deputy Prime Ministers, while Igor Sechin, Sergey Sobyanin, Alexander Zhukov, Sergei Ivanov and Alexei Kudrin received positions of Deputy Prime Ministers. Igor Sechin, former Deputy Chief of the Presidential Administration of Russia is responsible for the industry; Alexei Kudrin is responsible for the finances; and Alexander Zhukov is responsible for the National Priority Projects.[1]

Alexandr Konovalov, former presidential representative to the Volga Federal District and a student of Dmitry Medvedev became Minister for Justice.[2][3]

Alexei Kudrin kept the position of the Minister of Finance. Rashid Nurgaliyev kept the position of the Minister of Internal Affairs. Sergey Lavrov kept the position of the Foreign Minister of Russia. Sergey Shoigu kept the position of the Minister for Emergency Situations. Anatoliy Serdyukov kept his position of the Defense Minister of Russia. Elvira Nabiullina kept her position as Minister for Economics and Trade. Igor Levitin kept his position as the Transport Minister.[1]

Tatiana Golikova kept the position of the Minister of Health and Social Development. Her husband, Viktor Khristenko, received the position of Minister for Industry (before he was the Minister for Industry and Energy), while the former head of Atomstroyexport, Sergei Shmatko, became the Minister for Energy.[1]

Alexey Gordeyev kept his position as Minister for Agriculture. Yuri Trutnev kept his position as Minister of Natural Resources. Dmitry Kozak kept his position as Regional Development Minister and Andrei Fursenko kept his position as Minister of Education and Science.[1]

Minister for the Information and Mass Communications became Igor Schegolev. Alexander Avdeyev, former ambassador to France, became Minister for Culture.[1]

There was created new Ministry for Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy headed by Vitaly Mutko, former President of Russian Football Union.[1]

There was also created new Agency for Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs (Агентство по делам СНГ) but the head of it was not appointed yet (as of May 29, 2008). Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov rejected rumors that he is supposed to fill the vacation[4]

Ministers[edit]

Minister Period of office
Prime Minister
Vladimir Putin

May 8, 2008 - May 8, 2012
First Deputy Prime Minister
Viktor Zubkov

May 12, 2008 - May 21, 2012
First Deputy Prime Minister
Igor Shuvalov

May 12, 2008 - May 21, 2012
Deputy Prime Minister
Alexander Zhukov

May 12, 2008 - December 20, 2011
Vladislav Surkov December 27, 2011 - May 21, 2012
Deputy Prime Minister
Sergei Ivanov

May 12, 2008 – December 22, 2011
Dmitry Rogozin December 22, 2011 - May 21, 2012
Deputy Prime Minister
Igor Sechin

May 12, 2008 – May 21, 2012
Deputy Prime Minister
Dmitry Kozak

October 14, 2008 - May 21, 2012
Deputy Prime Minister
Alexander Khloponin

January 19, 2010 - May 21, 2012
Deputy Prime Minister
Alexei Kudrin

May 12, 2008 - September 26, 2011
Minister of the Interior
Rashid Nurgaliyev

May 12, 2008 - May 21, 2012
Minister of Emergencies
Sergei Shoigu

May 12, 2008 - May 21, 2012
Minister of Health and Welfare Development
Tatyana Golikova

May 12, 2008 - May 21, 2012
Minister of External Affairs
Sergey Lavrov

March 9, 2004 - May 21, 2012
Minister of Information Technologies and Telecommunications
Igor Shchyogolev

May 12, 2008 - May 21, 2012
Minister of Culture and Mass Media
Alexander Avdeyev

May 12, 2008 - May 21, 2012
Minister of Defence
Anatoly Serdyukov

May 12, 2008 - May 21, 2012
Minister of Education and Science
Andrei Fursenko

May 12, 2008 - May 21, 2012
Minister of Natural Resources
Yury Trutnev

May 12, 2008 - May 21, 2012
Minister of Regional Development
Dmitry Kozak

May 12, 2008 - October 14, 2008
Viktor Basargin October 14, 2008 - May 21, 2012
Minister of Agriculture and Fishing
Alexey Gordeyev

May 12, 2008 - March 12, 2009
Yelena Skrynnik March 12, 2009 - May 21, 2012
Minister of Industry and Energy
Viktor Khristenko

May 12, 2008 - January 31, 2012
Denis Manturov February 1, 2012 - May 21, 2012
Minister of Transport
Igor Levitin

May 12, 2008 - May 21, 2012
Minister of Finance
Alexey Kudrin

May 12, 2008 - September 26, 2011
Anton Siluanov December 16, 2011 - May 21, 2012
Minister of Economic Development and Trade
Elvira Nabiullina

May 12, 2008 - May 21, 2012
Minister of Energy
Sergei Shmatko

May 12, 2008 - May 21, 2012
Minister of Justice
Alexander Konovalov

May 12, 2008 - May 21, 2012
Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth policy
Vitaly Mutko

May 12, 2008 – May 21, 2012
Minister, Chief of Staff of the Government
Sergey Sobyanin

May 12, 2008 – October 21, 2010
Vyacheslav Volodin October 21, 2010 – December 27, 2011
Anton Vaino December 27, 2011 - May 21, 2012

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