Dmitri Bogrov, the son of a wealthy Jewish attorney, was born in Kiev in 1887. He studied law at Kiev University and at Munich University.
On his return to Russia in 1906 he joined the Socialist Revolutionary Party. The following year he was recruited by Okhrana and over the next three years he was paid 100 rubles a month for spying on party activists.
In February, 1910, Bogrov moved to St. Petersburg. He continued his spying activities and his salary was increased to 150 rubles a month.
In what was probably an act of remorse, Bogrov entered the Kiev Opera House on 1st September, 1911, and assassinated Peter Stolypin, the Minister of the Interior. Dmitri Bogrov was hanged on 11th September, 1911.