Russian statesman and politician, Prime Minister of Russia in the years 2000-2004 and minister of finance in 1999-2000. Currently, he is a co-chair of the political party RPR-PARNAS, 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 is 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.