Yevgeny Primakov's Cabinet

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Yevgeny Primakov's Cabinet (September 11, 1998, - May 12, 1999) was the seventh cabinet of government of the Russian Federation, preceded by Sergei Kiriyenko's Cabinet fallen as a result of the 1998 Russian financial crisis and followed by Sergei Stepashin's Cabinet. It was led by Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, proposed by President Boris Yeltsin on September 10, 1998, as Viktor Chernomyrdin had failed to be approved by the State Duma twice by September 7 (August 31: 94 in favor, 252 against, nobody abstained, September 7: 138 in favor, 273 against, 1 abstained) [1]; According to the Constitution of Russia, if parliament rejects the president's nomination three times, then parliament must be dissolved and a general election held. On September 11 Primakov was approved by the Duma as Prime Minister (317 in favor, 63 against, 15 abstained) and appointed Prime Minister by the President. In the State Duma only Vladimir Zhirinovsky's Liberal Democratic Party of Russia was both in favor of Chernomyrdin and against Primakov.

Fourteen ministers of the government out of thirty-one held positions in the previous cabinet: Primakov (Minister for External Affairs), Maslyukov (Minister of Industry and Trade), Bulgak (Minister of Science and Technology), Adamov, Stepashin, Gazizullin, Shoigu, Sergeyev, Aksyonenko, Semyonov, Generalov, Frank, Zadornov, Krasheninnikov (the same positions).

According to the Russian legislation, the ministers were appointed by the President.

On May 12, 1999 Yeltsin sacked the government and Prime Minister and claimed that Primakov had failed to improve the economy after the 1998 Russian financial crisis. By then Primakov had become the most popular Russian politician. The real reason of the government reshouffle was considered linked to the upcoming start of impeachment hearings against Yeltsin in the State duma.[1]

Ministers[edit]

Minister Period of office
Prime Minister
Yevgeny Primakov

September 11, 1998 - May 12, 1999
First Deputy Prime Minister for Economy and Finance
Yury Maslyukov

September 11, 1998 - May 12, 1999
First Deputy Prime Minister for Regions, Youth and Nationalities
Vadim Gustov

September 18, 1998 - April 27, 1999
First Deputy Prime Minister
Nikolai Aksyonenko

May 12, 1999
First Deputy Prime Minister
Sergei Stepashin

April 27, 1999 - May 12, 1999
Deputy Prime Minister for Industry
Vladimir Bulgak

September 16, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Deputy Prime Minister for Agriculture and Ecology
Gennady Kulik

September 21, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Deputy Prime Minister for Welfare and Mass Media
Vladimir Ryzhkov

September 16, 1998 - September 21, 1998
Valentina Matviyenko
September 21, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Deputy Prime Minister for Finance
Alexander Shokhin

September 16, 1998 - September 30, 1998 (resigned protesting against the reappointment of Zadornov as Finance Minister)
Minister for Antimonopoly Policy and Entrepreneurship Support
Gennady Khodyrev

October 28, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister for Atomic Energy
Yevgeny Adamov

September 30, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of the Interior
Sergei Stepashin

September 11, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of State Property
Farit Gazizullin

September 28, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of Emergencies
Sergei Shoigu

September 11, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister for Commonwealth of Independent State Affairs
Boris Pastukhov

September 25, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of Health
Vladimir Starodubov

September 30, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of External Affairs
Igor Ivanov

September 11, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of Culture
Vladimir Yegorov

September 30, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of Science and Technology
Mikhail Kirpichnikov

September 25, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister for Nationalities
Ramazan Abdulatipov

September 25, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of Defence
Igor Sergeyev

September 11, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of Education
Vladimir Filippov

September 30, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of Natural Resources
Viktor Orlov

October 6, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of Railways
Nikolai Aksyonenko

September 25, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of Regional Affairs
Valery Kirpichnikov

September 30, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of Agriculture and Food
Viktor Semyonov

September 30, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of Fuel and Energy
Sergei Generalov

September 25, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of Trade
Georgy Gabunia

September 25, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of Transport
Sergei Frank

September 25, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of Labor and Welfare Development
Sergei Kalashnikov

September 30, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of Finance
Mikhail Zadornov

September 25, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of Economy
Andrei Shapovalyants

September 25, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of Justice
Pavel Krasheninnikov

September 25, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister of Taxes
Georgy Boos

December 23, 1998 - May 12, 1999
Minister, Chief of Staff of the Government
Yury Zubakov

September 14, 1998 - May 12, 1999


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Europe Russia gripped by power struggle". BBC. 12 May 1999. Retrieved 26 August 2013.