Stepashin, Sergey was born in 1952 in Port Arthur.
Student, Higher Political School.
Deputy The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Supreme Soviet, 1989-1993, head committee on investigation of KGV activities. Chief, deputy chair Leningrad Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (Committee for State Security) Administration (later Agency of State Security), 1991-1992. Director Federal Service Counter-Espionage, 1994-1995.
Head administration Department of Governor, 1995-1998. Interior minister Government of Russia, Moscow, since 1998.