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Mikhail Mikhailovich Kasyanov ">[mʲɪxɐˈil mʲɪˈxajləvʲɪtɕ kɐˈsʲjanəf], born 8 December 1957) is a Russian statesman and politician, who was the Prime Minister of Russia from May 2000 to February 2004 and minister of finance in 1999-2000. Currently, he is a chair of the political party People's Freedom Party, the leader of movement People's Democratic Union and an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin.

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Mikhail Kasyanov (2015)
Prime Minister of Russia
In office
7 May 2000 – 24 February 2004
President Vladimir Putin
Preceded by Vladimir Putin
Succeeded by Mikhail Fradkov
First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia
In office
10 January 2000 – 17 May 2000
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
Preceded by Vladimir Putin
Succeeded by Vacant
Minister of Finance of Russia
In office
25 May 1999 – 18 May 2000
President Boris Yeltsin
Vladimir Putin (Acting)
Prime Minister Sergei Stepashin
Vladimir Putin
Himself (Acting)
Preceded by Mikhail Zadornov
Succeeded by Alexei Kudrin
Personal details
Born (1957-12-08) 8 December 1957 (age 59)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, U.S.S.R
Political party Independent

People's Democratic Union

People's Freedom Party

Republican Party of Russia
Spouse(s) Irene Kasyanova
Children Natalia
Alexandra
Occupation Politician, businessman
Religion Russian Orthodox

Mikhail Mikhailovich Kasyanov (Russian: Михаи́л Миха́йлович Касья́нов - [mʲɪxɐˈil mʲɪˈxajləvʲɪtɕ kɐˈsʲjanəf], born 8 December 1957) is a Russian statesman and politician, who was the Prime Minister of Russia from May 2000 to February 2004 and minister of finance in 1999-2000. Currently, he is a chair of the political party People's Freedom Party, the leader of movement People's Democratic Union and an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin.

Kasyanov was one of the leaders of the opposition coalition The Other Russia and an active participant of Dissenters' Marches. In 2008 he was refused registration as a candidate in the election of President of Russia.

In 2010 he co-founded the coalition For Russia without Lawlessness and Corruption and was co-chair of the People's Freedom Party. Since 2012 Mikhail Kasyanov has been a co-chair of the registered political party, Republican Party of Russia – People's Freedom Party (RPR-PARNAS). He is an active speaker during protest rallies For Fair Elections.