Sergey Mironov

Sergey Mironov

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Sergey Mikhailovich Mironov () (born February 14, 1953), is a former chairman of the Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian parliament and a leading figure in the A Just Russia party.


In the 1970s, Sergey Mironov served in the airborne troops in the Soviet Army. Later, he graduated from the Leningrad Mining Institute and worked as an engineer-geophysicist. After a brief time of working as an entrepreneur, he entered politics and, in 1994, was elected deputy of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly. In June 2000, he was elected vice-Chairman of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly and, in 2001, entered the Federation Council of Russia as a representative of St. Petersburg. In December 2001, Sergey Mironov was elected to be a Speaker of the Federation Council. Since February 2003, Sergey Mironov has been the Chairman of the Council of Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of States – members of the Commonwealth of Independent States and since April 2003 - Chairman of the Russian Party of Life. Sergey Mironov is from Saint Petersburg and is considered to be a close ally of the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Mironov was a candidate in the 2004 presidential election. He was not considered to be a serious candidate and was quoted as saying: "We all want Vladimir Putin to be the next president." He polled less than one per cent of the vote.

In October 2006, he became the leader of the new center-left opposition party Fair Russia,...
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