Sergey Mironov

Sergey Mironov

Sergey Mikhailovich Mironov ( _ru. Сергéй Михáйлович Мирóнов) (born February 14, 1953), is a Russian statesman and the current Speaker of the Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian parliament. Sergey Mironov is from Saint Petersburg and is considered to be a close ally of the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. In the 1970's Sergey Mironov served in airborne troops in the Soviet Army. Later he graduated from Leningrad Mining Institute 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 St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly and in 2001 entered the Federation Council of Russia as a representative of the St. Petersburg. In December 2001 Sergey Mironov was elected to be a Speaker of the Federation Council. From February 2003 Sergey Mironov also has been the Chairman of the Council of Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of States – members of the Commonwealth of Independent States and from April 2003 - Chairman of the Russian Party of Life.

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." His vote was also extremely low.

In October 2006 he became the leader of the new center-left opposition party Fair Russia which was formed by uniting Rodina, Mironov's Russian Party of Life and 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.

Sergey Mironov is married. He has a son and a daughter.

On January 17 2008, [ mironovsergey] (now [ sergey_mironov] ) at LiveJournal (which is considered the most popular blog platform in Russia) was announced as Mironov's personal blog. It was confirmed authorized via statement at his official website ( [] ) and by the time contained one entry concerning the forthcoming Russian presidential election.

External links

* [ Official web site]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sergey Mironov (footballer) — Infobox Football biography playername = Sergey Mironov fullname = Sergey Mironov nickname = Shava height = height|m=1.80 dateofbirth = Birth date and age|1988|5|29 cityofbirth = Veliky Novgorod countryofbirth = USSR currentclub = OFC Sliven 2000… …   Wikipedia

  • Mironov — (Russian: Миронов), or Mironova (feminine; Миронова) is a Russian last name and may refer to: Mironov Alexander Mironov, Russian cyclist Alexandru Mironov (b. 1942), Romanian science fiction author, television personality and politician Andrei… …   Wikipedia

  • Mironov, Sergey Mikhailovich — (1953– )    Politician. Currently the chairman of the Federation Council, Sergey Mironov established himself on the St. Petersburg political scene during the mid 1990s. In 2001, he gained a seat in the upper house of parliament representing the… …   Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

  • Maxim Mironov — (born in 1981 in Tula, Russia) is an operatic tenor, best known for his interpretation of the bel canto repertoire. After graduating from the Moscow Gnessin State Musical College in he joined the Helikon Opera Theatre in Moscow. Mironov s… …   Wikipedia

  • Valentina Matviyenko — Валентина Ивановна Матвиенко Matviyenko at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland; 2007 Chairman of the Federation Council …   Wikipedia

  • Federation Council of Russia — Federation Council redirects here. For other uses, see Federation Council (disambiguation). Federation Council of Russia Совет Федерации (Sovet Federatsii) Federal Assembly of Russia …   Wikipedia

  • Dmitry Medvedev — For the Hero of the Russian Federation, see Dmitry Gennadyevich Medvedev. For the Soviet partisan and Hero of the Soviet Union, see Dmitry Nikolayevich Medvedev. This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Anatolyevich and the …   Wikipedia

  • Political groups during Vladimir Putin's presidency — At the very beginning of his presidency, Vladimir Putin announced that he was going to consolidate political powers in Russia into the so called power vertical. However, despite being considered successful by many, this controversial endeavour… …   Wikipedia

  • Russia — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Russia <p></p> Background: <p></p> Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th 15th… …   The World Factbook

  • Russian Navy — Военно морской флот России Voyenno morskoy flot Rossii Naval Ensign Active 17 January 1992 present …   Wikipedia