Vadim Gustov

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Vadim Gustov
Густов Вадим Анатольевич.jpg
First Deputy Prime Minister
In office
18 September 1998 – 27 April 1999
Prime Minister Yevgeny M. Primakov
Succeeded by Sergei Stepashin
Governor of Leningrad Oblast
In office
18 November 1996 – 11 September 1998
Preceded by Alexander Belyakov
Succeeded by Valery Serdyukov
Personal details
Born Vadim Anatolevich Gustov
(1948-12-26) 26 December 1948 (age 68)
Nationality Russian
Political party Independent

Vadim Anatolevich Gustov (Russian: Вадим Анатольевич Густов; born 26 December 1948) is a Russian politician who served as first deputy prime minister of Russia from 1998 to 1999 and a regional leader.

Early life and education[edit]

Gustov was born in 1948.[1] He was educated in Sweden.[2]


Gustov was the head of the Leningrad oblast until it was dissolved in October 1993.[2] In 1994, he served as chairman of the Federation Council's the commonwealth of independent states (CIS) affairs committee.[3] He was elected as the governor of the Leningrad region in September 1996, taking 53% of the votes.[2] He was independent but he was supported by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.[4] He replaced Alexander Belyakov in the aforementioned post.[4]

Gustov served as governor until his appointment as first deputy prime minister on 18 September 1998.[1][5][6] He was succeeded by Valery Serdyukov as the governor of the Leningrad region.[4]

Gustov, an independent politician, was one of two first deputy prime ministers in the cabinet of Yevgeny Primakov and he was in charge of regional affairs and the relations with former Soviet republics.[7][8][9] Gustov's tenure lasted until 27 April 1999 when he was removed from post by Russian President Boris Yeltsin.[6][10] Gustov was succeeded by Sergei Stepashin in the post.[10][11]

In the 1999 and 2003 elections Gustov ran for the governorship of the Leningrad region, but he lost both elections.[12] In January 2002 he became a senator at the Federation Council, representing the Vladimir Oblast.[13] He was again the chairman of the council's CIS affairs committee during this period.[14][15]


Gustov was an anti-Yeltsin figure in the 1990s.[2] He was not communist and did not support for planned economy idea.[2]


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  8. ^ Richard Sakwa (10 April 2008). Russian Politics and Society. Routledge. p. 122. ISBN 978-1-134-12016-1. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Yeltsin fires Deputy Prime Minister". Associated Press. Moscow. 27 April 1999. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Is This Russia's Next Prime Minister?". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. 16 May 1999. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  11. ^ Valeria Korchagina (28 April 1999). "Stepashin Wins in Cabinet Shuffle". Moscow Times. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  12. ^ Lanko, Dmitri A. (2007). "Russian Debate on the Northern Dimension Concept" (PDF). SGIR. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Russia Report: 14 January 2002". Radio Free Europe. 2 (2). Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "Should Russia incorporate Transdnestr?". Ria Novosti. 19 September 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  15. ^ "Russian senator outlines progress in formation of Russian-Belarusian union". BBC Monitoring International Reports. Moscow. 17 February 2003. Retrieved 26 August 2013.