Leader of the Just Russia Party, Head of the Just Russia faction in the State Duma of Russia (2016 - present)
MIRONOV, Sergey Mikhailovich (b. 1953 in Pushkin) graduated from the Leningrad Mining Institute in 1980. As a student, he began working as a geophysicist specializing in uranium raw materials. From 1986 to 1991, he worked as a senior geophysicist in the Mongolian People's Republic, where he lived for 5 years before the collapse of the USSR. At that time, he began trading securities in Saint Petersburg. In 1994, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg. In 2000, he was the deputy head of the election campaign of Vladimir Putin for St. Petersburg in the 2000 presidential election. In June 2000, he was elected Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg.
After the reform of the Federation Council, on June 13, 2001, he was elected a member of the Federation Council as a representative of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg. On December 5, 2001, he was elected chairman of the Federation Council. Mironov was the only candidate for the post of the speaker and was recommended by the president. Mironov was the Chairman of the Just Russia party in 2006–2011 and has been leading it since October 27, 2013. Previously, he was the Chairman of the Russian Party of Life. He ran for the presidency in 2004 and 2012. He has been a member of the State Duma since 2011 and the leader of the Just Russia faction in the State Duma.
Sergey Mironov is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Union of Russian Paratroopers and the President of the Federation of Sports Tourism of Russia. In March 2014, he was included in the sanctions lists of the European Union, USA, Canada, Australia, and Switzerland due to the Russian aggression against Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea. In September 2015, he was included in the sanctions list of Ukraine.
Complicity in the unconstitutional seizure and usurpation of power.
For many years, Sergey Mironov supported the policy of Vladimir Putin aimed at the destruction of democratic institutions, the suppression of the opposition, the elimination of free media, foreign policy aggression, and self-isolation of Russia.
He created and headed the pseudo-opposition Just Russia party, which imitated opposition activity but supported Putin on all the issues vital for the ruling regime, for example, the annexation of Crimea. He advocates for the recognition of pro-Kremlin puppet “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Luhansk People’s Republic” as independent states.
During the 2018 presidential election, he was a member of the initiative group that nominated Vladimir Putin as a candidate for the president of the Russian Federation.