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Viktor Alekseyevich Zubkov ">[ˈvʲiktər ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvʲɪtɕ zʊpˈkof]; born 15 September 1941) is a Russian politician and businessman who served as the Prime Minister of Russia from September 2007 to May 2008. He was Vladimir Putin's First Deputy Prime Minister during the Presidency of Dmitry Medvedev.

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Prime Minister of Russia
In office
7 May 2012 – 8 May 2012
President Vladimir Putin
Deputy Igor Shuvalov
Preceded by Vladimir Putin
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
In office
14 September 2007 – 8 May 2008
Preceded by Mikhail Fradkov
Succeeded by Vladimir Putin
First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia
In office
7 May 2008 – 21 May 2012
Serving with Igor Shuvalov
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
Dmitry Medvedev
Preceded by Dmitry Medvedev
Sergei Ivanov
Succeeded by Igor Shuvalov
Personal details
Born Viktor Alekseyevich Zubkov
(1941-09-15) 15 September 1941 (age 75)
Arbat, Kushva, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Soviet Union
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union

Independent

Our Home – Russia

United Russia
Spouse(s) Zoe Zubkova
Children Julia Serdyukova
Occupation Politician, businessman
Religion Russian Orthodox
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Viktor Alekseyevich Zubkov (Russian: Ви́ктор Алексе́евич Зубко́в; [ˈvʲiktər ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvʲɪtɕ zʊpˈkof]; born 15 September 1941) is a Russian politician and businessman who served as the Prime Minister of Russia from September 2007 to May 2008. He was Vladimir Putin's First Deputy Prime Minister during the Presidency of Dmitry Medvedev.

Zubkov was a financial crime investigator until 12 September 2007, when he was nominated by President Vladimir Putin to replace Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov, who had resigned earlier that day. The nomination was approved in the Duma on 14 September 2007. On 7 May 2008 Zubkov's cabinet was automatically dismissed. This procedure, following an inauguration of the President of Russia is required by the Russian Constitution. After Putin became Prime Minister, Zubkov was appointed First Deputy Prime Minister.

Zubkov is also the current chairman of the board of directors of Gazprom, Russia's largest corporation and one of the largest oil and natural gas companies in the world.

Russian PM Viktor Zubkov arrives to assess damage of oil spill

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Russian Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov visits

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Duma approves Viktor Zubkov as a Prime Minister

Lower House of the Russian Parliament, State Duma has approved Viktor Zubkov as a Prime Minister with 405 votes.

Viktor Zubkov named candidate for PM

Viktor Zubkov, head of Russia`s Federal Financial Monitoring Service, has been named candidate for Prime Minister after Mikhail Fradkov resigned on ...

Russia - Zubkov Becomes Prime Minister

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Who is Mr Zubkov?

The little-known head of Russia's financial watchdog was born in the Sverdlovsk region of the Urals. He graduated as an economist and ran state farms in the ...