Sergei Mikhailovich Smirnov
In 1952, he moved to Leningrad and later became a classmate of Nikolay Patrushev and Boris Gryzlov at the school No. 211. Together with Boris Gryzlov in 1973 he graduated from M.A. Bonch-Bruevich Leningrad Electroengineering Institute of Communications .
In 1999, he became the Chief of the Internal Security Directorate of FSB.
From January 5, 2001 to June 2003, he was the Chief of the Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast FSB Directorate. Since July 2003 he has been a First Deputy Director of FSB, retaining his position after a major reorganization of it in July 2004.