Russians protest ban on American adoptions

MOSCOW, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Thousands of people gathered in Moscow Sunday to protest a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children, organizers said.

Thousands march peacefully in Moscow

MOSCOW, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Moscow peacefully Saturday for the political opposition's "March of Millions, police said.

Kremlin critic barred from running

MOSCOW, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A former prime minister seeking to become Russia's next president has been barred from the country's ballot in March.

Russian opposition leader drops out

MOSCOW, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Opposition leader Boris Nemstov said he would forgo his bid for the Russian presidency and urged other foes of the Kremlin-backed candidate to do the same.

6 Russian presidential contenders make cut

MOSCOW, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Six candidates remain in contention for president of Russia, the Central Electoral Commission announced Saturday.

Kasparov released from custody

MOSCOW, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov has been released from custody, a member of the United Civil Front said Thursday.

Russia candidate warns of looming crisis

MOSCOW, June 2 (UPI) -- A former Russian prime minister says the country is heading toward a political crisis that could come to a boil before the next presidential elections.

Zhirinovsky to run for Russian president

MOSCOW, May 30 (UPI) -- Russian State Duma Deputy Chairman Vladimir Zhirinovsky says he plans to run for president next year.

Russia's top Communist to try for Kremlin

MOSCOW, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The leader of Russia's Communist Party has announced that he will run for president in 2008, when Vladimir Putin's second term expires. Gennady Zyuganov, presenting Communist city council candidates at a Moscow news conference, said, "The party elected me

Russian former PM will run for president

MOSCOW, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Mikhail Kasyanov, a former prime minister of Russia, has announced he will run for president in 2008 when Vladimir Putin's term in office expires.

Former Russian P.M. denies wrongdoing

MOSCOW, July 25 (UPI) -- Former Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov Monday called the criminal charges against him part of a "libelous campaign."

Former Russian P.M. under investigation

MOSCOW, July 11 (UPI) -- Russian prosecutors have confirmed an investigation into the real estate dealings of former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov.

Former Russian PM criticizes Putin

MOSCOW, May 20 (UPI) -- A former prime minister has said that unless pro-democratic political forces unite, Russia could revert to "a Soviet system with elements of state capitalism." Mikhail Kasyanov, addressing a news conference Thursday, said, "The country is going in the wro

Chubais attack linked to money, politics

MOSCOW, March 18 (UPI) -- The would-be assassin of Russian power mogul Anatoly Chubais may be linked to competing energy interests or to the government, local media said.

Putin gives more power to ministers

MOSCOW, March 10 (UPI) -- President Vladimir Putin boosted Cabinet ministers' power, allowing them to appoint federal service chiefs, RIA Novosti news agency reported Wednesday.
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Mikhail Kasyanov
Former Russian prime minister and Kremlin critic Mikhail Kasyanov speaks during a rally in Moscow on December 16, 2006. Russian opposition parties rallied on Saturday to protest recent electoral law changes and to challenge President Vladimir Putin, but their demonstration in central Moscow was dwarfed by riot police. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)

Mikhail Mikhailovich Kasyanov (Russian: Михаи́л Миха́йлович Касья́нов; Russian pronunciation: ) - (born December 8, 1957) was the Prime Minister of Russia from May 2000 to February 2004.

He is the leader of the People's Democratic Union and an ex-member of the opposition coalition "The Other Russia".

The last member of the Russian government closely associated with Yeltsin, Kasyanov was dismissed, along with the entire Russian cabinet, by President Vladimir Putin on February 24, 2004 after more than three years in office.

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