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Viktor Alekseyevich Zubkov (Russian: Ви́ктор Алексе́евич Зубко́в; born September 15, 1941) is a Russian politician and businessman who was the Prime Minister of Russia from September 2007 to May 2008.
He was a financial crime investigator until September 12, 2007, when he was nominated by President Vladimir Putin to replace Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov, who resigned earlier that day. The nomination was approved in the Duma on September 14, 2007. On May 7, 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.