Career Highlights: Smirnov and Yuko Kavaguti won their first European title, upsetting two-time world champs Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy.
... Third at the 2009 world championships, Russia's first pairs medal in three years. ... Two-time Russian champions. ...
Won medals at last two European championships, a silver in 2009 and bronze in 2008. ... Has skated with Kavaguti since 2006.
... Trains with legendary pairs coach Tamara Moskvina. ... Skated with Ekaterina Vasilieva in 2005-06 as juniors.