Sergei Mikhailovich Smirnov

Sergei Mikhailovich Smirnov (Russian: Серге́й Михайлович Смирнов, b. October 12, 1950, Chita, Soviet Union) is a Russian security services official.

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 .

Since 1975, he has served in KGB and its successors, mostly in Leningrad/Saint Petersburg.

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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Viktor Ivanov
Chief of the Internal Security Directorate of FSB
1999 - ??
Succeeded by
Sergei Shishin
Preceded by
Alexander Grigoryev
Chief of the FSB Directorate of Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast
January 5, 2001 - June2003
Succeeded by
Alexander Bortnikov