Where was Igor Smirnov born?

Igor Smirnov was born in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union during World War II. He was the son of Nikolai Stepanovich Smirnov, a worker within the Soviet Communist Party apparatus and Zinaida Grigor’evna Smirnova, a journalist and newspaper editor.

What does Smirnow mean in Russian?

Variants of transliteration: Smirnoff, Smirnow or Smyrnov. Smirnov (Russian: Смирнов) is derived from an adjectival nickname smirnyj (Russian: смирный; in archaic form smirnoy, Russian: смирной ), that means “quiet, still, peaceful, gentle”.

Is Smirnov a male or female name?

Smirnov (surname) Smirnov (masculine) or Smirnova (feminine) is one of the two most common surnames in Russia. Variants of transliteration: Smirnoff, Smirnow or Smyrnov.

What happened to the Smirnov family?

The Smirnov family was reunited in central Russia near the Ural Mountains, where Nikolai Stepanovich directed a primary school and Zinaida Grigor’evna worked as the editor of a local Komsomol newspaper. In 1959, Igor Smirnov began work at the Zlatoust Metallurgical Factory at the age of eighteen.