Sergey Mironov

Sergey Mikhailovich Mironov (Russian: Серге́й Миха́йлович Миро́нов; born 14 February 1953) is a Russian politician. He was Chairman of the Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian parliament, from 2001 to 2011. He leads the faction A Just Russia in the Parliament of Russia.

Sergey Mironov
Сергей Миронов
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Parliamentary leader of A Just Russia
Assumed office
14 June 2011
Preceded byNikolai Levichev
Deputy of the State Duma
Assumed office
14 June 2011
3rd Chairman of the Federation Council
In office
5 December 2001 – 18 May 2011
PresidentVladimir Putin
Dmitry Medvedev
Preceded byYegor Stroyev
Succeeded byAleksander Torshin (acting)
Senator from St. Petersburg
In office
13 June 2001 – 18 May 2011
Preceded bySergey Tarasov
Succeeded byVadim Tyulpanov
Leader of A Just Russia
Assumed office
27 October 2013
Preceded byNikolai Levichev
In office
28 October 2006 – 16 April 2011
Succeeded byNikolai Levichev
Personal details
Sergey Mikhailovich Mironov

(1953-02-14) 14 February 1953 (age 68)
Pushkin, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Political party
Spouse(s)Mironova Irina Yurievna
ChildrenSon Jaroslav,
Daughter Irina

Life and careerEdit

In 1967 he joined the Komsomol.

In the 1970s, Sergey Mironov served in the airborne troops in the Soviet Army. In 1973 he was elected as deputy secretary committee of the Komsomol on ideological educational work at the Leningrad Mining Institute. After graduating from the Institute he 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.

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."[1] He polled less than one per cent of the vote.

In October 2006, he became the leader of the new left-wing opposition party A Just Russia (Справедливая Россия), which was formed by uniting Rodina, Mironov's Russian Party of Life, and the Russian Pensioners' Party. This effectively makes him the leader of the opposition as the three parties together would be stronger than the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.

Mironov has several times proposed an amendment to the Russian constitution that would allow the President to be elected for 3 consecutive 5 or 7 year terms. In 2007, Boris Gryzlov, leader of the rival United Russia party, said that changing the constitution would be unacceptable. Mironov is considered to be more socialistic oriented, as he pushes for setting up special agricultural exchanges for state purchases of agricultural goods and for more state intervention in regulating prices of basic food stuff.

In the March 2012 presidential election, he received 3.86% of the votes.[2]

In March 2014, Mironov was included in list of Russian government sanctioned individuals because of their direct or alleged indirect involvement in the 2014 Crimean crisis.[3][4][5] On 25 July 2014, amidst an armed insurgency in Eastern Ukraine,[6] the Ukrainian Interior Ministry launched criminal proceedings against Mironov for alleged financial support to the armed insurgents.[7][8][9][10][11][12]


Sergey Mironov during a visit to Poland in 2010

Third wife: Mironova Irina Yurievna – officer apparatus to the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS.[13] They have a son and a daughter.

In 2008, President Vladimir Putin awarded Mironov the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland", 3rd degree.

In 2011, after an initiative of United Russia in the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg, Mironov was recalled from the Federation Council.

Electoral historyEdit

2004 presidential campaignEdit

Mironov ran for president in the 2004 presidential election as the nominee of the Russian Party of Life. His candidacy was seen largely as a ploy to lend credence to the contest, as he was widely known to be a strong supporter of Vladimir Putin.[14][15][16] He was even quoted as declaring, "We all want Vladimir Putin to be the next president."[17]

Mironov's campaign slogan was "Justice and Responsibility".[16]

Most Russians were unfamiliar with Mironov and were disinterested in his candidacy.[18][19]

2012 presidential campaignEdit

Running in 2012 as the A Just Russia nominee, Mironov called for a return to a socialist model of government.[17] Mironov was nominated by his party on 10 December 2011.[20]

While he stated that he predicted a Putin victory, he declared that he would support Gennady Zyuganov in a hypothetical runoff against Putin.[17]

Honours and awardsEdit


  1. ^ "Zyuganov and Mironov: Back to the future". Al Jazeera. 26 February 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Официальные результаты выборов президента РФ 4 марта 2012 года « Субъективные новости". Archived from the original on 7 May 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  3. ^ "EU sanctions list includes Russian commanders, Crimea PM". Reuters. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Ukraine-related Designations". US Department of Treasury. 2014-03-20.
  6. ^ "Ukraine crisis: Timeline". BBC News. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  7. ^ "The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine initiated proceedings against the leader of "Just Russia" Mironov for financing of terrorists". NEWS.PN. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Executive Order - Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine". The White House - Office of the Press Secretary.
  9. ^ "Treasury Sanctions Russian Officials, Members Of The Russian Leadership's Inner Circle, And An Entity For Involvement In The Situation In Ukraine". US Department of the Treasury.
  10. ^ Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN)
  11. ^ Shuklin, Peter (March 21, 2014). "Putin's inner circle: who got in a new list of US sanctions". Archived from the original on February 7, 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  12. ^ President of The United States (March 19, 2016). "Ukraine EO13661" (PDF). Federal Register. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  13. ^ "Russia Profile - BackGround People - MIRONOV, Sergei Mikhailovich". Archived from the original on 14 January 2005. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  14. ^ "RUSSIAN ELECTION WATCH Vol.3, No.4" (PDF). Harvard University (Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies) and Indiana University-Bloomington. March 2004. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  15. ^ "RUSSIAN ELECTION WATCH Vol.3, No.5" (PDF). Harvard University (Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies) and Indiana University-Bloomington. February 2004. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  16. ^ a b "RUSSIAN ELECTION WATCH Vol.3, No.6" (PDF). Harvard University (Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies) and Indiana University-Bloomington. March 2004. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  17. ^ a b c "Zyuganov and Mironov: Back to the future". Al Jazeera. 26 February 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  18. ^ Кандидат в президенты С.Миронов FOM
  19. ^ С. Миронов - кандидат в президенты FOM
  20. ^ Hedlund, Stefan (19 January 2012). "Russia presidential election: Sergei Mironov - an 'independent' who once managed Putin". GIS Reports Online. Retrieved 24 June 2019.

External linksEdit

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