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Name: Mikhail Yevdokimov  
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Date of Birth: 6th December 1957
Place of Birth: Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo region, Russia
Profession: Actor
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Mikhail Sergeyevich Yevdokimov (Михаил Сергеевич Евдокимов) (December 6, 1957 - August 7, 2005) was a Russian entertainer and politician.

Yevdokimov was born in Novokuznetsk, western Siberia. After a long career as a comedian, actor and singer, he had entered politics by 2003. In April 2004, he became governor of the Altai kray region of Russia after defeating incumbent Aleksandr Surikov in the elections. Surikov was the candidate supported by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Yevdokimov became one of the few Russian governors not to have Putin's support. Later, in part because of this election, Putin supported a law which was successfully passed that governors would no longer be directly elected.

In March 2005, Yevdokimov was impeached by the local legislature in a no confidence vote which passed by a vote of 46 to 5. He remained in office, but was under increasing pressure to resign. On August 7, 2005, Yevdokimov was killed in a car accident while traveling on a rural road 160 km from the city of Barnaul. His driver was trying to avoid a collision with another car when his car ran off the road and hit a tree. Yevdokimov's driver and bodyguard died along with him, while his wife, who was also in the car, survived.

Yevdokimov was married and had one daughter.

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