Mikhail Gmyrin was born on 1 March 1959 in Oma, a village in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug of the Arkhangelsk Region.
In 1960, his family moved to Severodvinsk.
Mikhail Gmyrin has technical and legal training: he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Water Transport, the Modern Institute for the Humanities in Moscow and the Lomonosov Pomor State University in Arkhangelsk.
After graduating from a vocational school, he worked as an electrician at the Zvezdochka machine-building enterprise.
From 1978 to 1980, he served in the Armed Forces, and re-joined Zvezdochka after completing his service.
Mikhail Gmyrin has been engaged in the union work at Zvezdochka since 1989, as chairman of the company’s energy service trade union committee, deputy chairman of the union committee, and chairman of the primary union organization of Zvezdochka Ship Repair Centre from 1992 to March 2009.
From 1996 to 2009 he served three terms as deputy of the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly, where he headed the Regional Assembly Committee on the military-industrial complex and conversion policy.
For several years he represented the Arkhangelsk Deputy Assembly at the Regional College of Judges.
On 1 March 2009 Mikhail Gmyrin was elected Head of the Severodvinsk Municipality and Mayor of Severodvinsk.
In September 2013, he was re-elected Mayor of Severodvinsk.
In December 2014, Mayor of Severodvinsk Mikhail Gmyrin became one of the founders and elected Chairman of ‘Arctic Municipalities’ – an association of municipalities located in the coastal territory of the Russian Arctic zone. He is a member of the expert council on legislative support for the development of the regions of the Far North and other localities with equal status, territories of the Far East, and other territories included in the Russian Arctic zone.
He was awarded the Medal of the Order for Merit to the Fatherland, II degree; the Order of Friendship; the Presidential Commemorative Medal and Certificate for significant contribution to the preparation and holding of the XXII Olympic Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014; Certificate of Honour of the Russian Defense Minister.
Mikhail Gmyrin is married and has raised two sons.