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Sergei Vadimovich Stepashin (Серге́й Вади́мович Степа́шин) (born March 2, 1952) is a politician in Russia. He was appointed federal security minister by President Boris Yeltsin in 1994, and served in that position until 1995. He later became justice minister from 1997 until March 1998 and interior minister from March 1998 until May 1999, when he was appointed and confirmed by parliament as prime minister. Yeltsin made it fairly clear when he was appointed Prime Minister that Stepashin would be a temporary prime minister, and he was replaced in August 1999 by the future president, Vladimir Putin.
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