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Viktor Chernomyrdin is a Russian politician. He was the Prime Minister of Russia from 1992 to 1998. Since 2001, he has been Russia’s ambassador to Ukraine. He is also a Russian business oligarch. In 1982, he was appointed deputy Minister of the natural gas industries of the Soviet Union. He was later appointed deputy prime minister in charge of fuel and energy, then in December 1992, he became prime minister of the Russian Federation.
Chernomyrdin remained prime minister until his dismissal in 1998. In December 1999 he was elected a member of the Duma. In May 2001, Vladimir Putin appointed him ambassador to Ukraine.
Source- Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Chernomyrdin