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  Revving up for a run at the Kremlin | csmonitor.com
Kasyanov is emerging as the last hope for Russia's beleaguered liberals to mount a credible challenge in the presidential race.
Kasyanov, who downplayed the rebuff and vowed to go forward with his campaign, says that Putin's crackdown on Russia's fledgling democracy is the main reason he plans to stand against the Kremlin.
Kasyanov insists that Putin was "on the right track" during his first term as president, introducing economic reforms and reinstating law and order after a post-Soviet decade of near chaos.
www.csmonitor.com /2006/1026/p04s01-woeu.html   (1105 words)

  On the Stay of Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Kasyanov in China
Kasyanov said that the Chinese market and the Chinese economy are a priority in Russia's international cooperation for the coming years.
Mikhail Kasyanov, Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, has positively assessed the results of the Russian-Chinese talks held in Beijing.
Kasyanov said that, already from next year, Russia plans "to significantly increase the supply of Russian goods to China." Besides, at the Beijing talks work was carried out to prepare "important projects" in the fields of energy (including atomic power), civil aircraft and space exploration.
russia.shaps.hawaii.edu /fp/russia/20030926_r_c.html   (1083 words)

 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - Kasyanov surfaces with master plan
Kasyanov said the priority of the new bank will be to increase oil and gas supplies to Europe by financing the construction of 30 bn to EUR 40 bn' ($ 36 bn to $ 49 bn) worth of pipelines and other pressing infrastructure projects.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky's plan to build a 600,000-bpd private pipeline to China, which was largely seen as an attempt to undermine the state's monopoly, may have been one of the reasons for his arrest last October, analysts have said.
Kasyanov did not rule out the possibility of continuing his political career, as long as he is "elected to the post and not appointed," but he did not elaborate.
www.gasandoil.com /GOC/news/ntr42917.htm   (881 words)

 Russian Housecleaning | csmonitor.com
Kasyanov - an undeclared yet much touted presidential candidate - of paying only a "symbolic amount" to purchase a state-owned luxury villa while he was premier.
Kasyanov has close ties to Russia's oligarchs, and, like his oil friend, it's highly unlikely this charismatic politician has a corruption-free past (his early nickname: "Misha 2 percent").
Kasyanov's vocal concerns over Russia's backsliding on democratic values and the fact that its economy is too nationalist must have set off alarm bells.
www.csmonitor.com /2005/0718/p08s02-comv.htm   (410 words)

 RUSNET :: Encyclopedia :: K :: Kasyanov
Mikhail Kasyanov is a liberal economist and a technocrat with a good reputation among Western investors.
Mr Kasyanov has spent 10 years in the economics and finance ministries, and his appointment as acting Prime Minister consolidated a shift in Russia towards a younger generation of political leaders.
Nevertheless, in October 2003, when Yukos oil company ex-CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky was arrested, Kasyanov was blamed by a number of Russian lawmakers for giving free rein to the oligarchs.
www.rusnet.nl /encyclo/k/kasyanov.shtml   (362 words)

 KASYANOV, Mikhail Mikhaylovich @ Archontology.org: presidents, kings, prime ministers, biography, database
Mikhail Kasyanov graduated from the Moscow Institute of Automobiles and Roads and served in the USSR Gosplan (state planning committee) in 1978-1990.
In 1995 Kasyanov was appointed a deputy to finance minister and later promoted to first deputy to finance minister (15 Feb 1999).
On 17 May 2000 the State Duma approved Kasyanov's candidature to the post of Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation.
www.archontology.org /nations/rus/rus_govt2/kasyanov.php   (382 words)

 Kasyanov Gets Soviet in Pension Fund Spat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dmitriyev was also one of the main critics of Kasyanov's decision to appoint Vneshekonombank, or VEB, the government's foreign debt agent, as the official pension agent too.
Kasyanov, he wrote, with only two weeks' notice and without the approval of the ministries involved in pension reform, signed a decree appointing VEB as the official Pension Fund agent.
"Kasyanov considers all social questions to be a sacred cow and will not allow anyone to influence the opinion of the most important part of electorate," said the economist, who asked not to be named.
www.globalaging.org /pension/world/pensionsrussia.htm   (504 words)

 RIA Novosti - Opinion & analysis - Is the Kremlin helping itself by hurting Kasyanov?
Kasyanov is believed to be under investigation for acquiring an elite piece of property at lower than market value on the day he was dismissed from office in 2004.
Ever since Kasyanov returned to public life in February of this year, he has strongly hinted that be may return to the world of politics and in opposition to the Kremlin.
Kasyanov is no Yushchenko and if he tried to spin himself as such the voters would reject him as a Western stooge.
en.rian.ru /analysis/20050711/40886774.html   (988 words)

 TNI Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov troubles the governmental officials in their dreams and in reality, hinting about his return to power.
But Kasyanov who is going to be a candidate for the presidency pins his hopes on them.
Kasyanov is not spiteful by nature and he bears no malice to the Kremlin.
www.tni.org /archives/kagarlitsky/kasyanov.htm   (809 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Nevzlin said the investigation opened this month into former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov's privatization of a state-owned country residence had "all the earmarks of another Yukos-style campaign." Many have described the investigation as a message to Kasyanov not to step back into national politics.
Kasyanov complained that a lot of inexpensive commodities brought into Russia by shuttle traders are of poor quality and fully bear out the Chinese saying, "The thing is as good as its price." Kasyanov...
Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his partner Platon Lebedev were convicted in May of fraud and tax evasion and sentenced to nine years in prison.
www.lycos.com /info/mikhail-brudno.html   (351 words)

 Russia: Former Premier Warns Of Political Crisis - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY
Kasyanov, who has declared his intention to run for president in 2008, was a leading participant in the Other Russia conference in Moscow, a two-day gathering of nongovernmental organizations and activists that focused on countering the Kremlin's policies in the areas of politics, media, and civil society.
Mikhail Kasyanov during the July 11 interview (RFE/RL)At present, the task of everyone -- including first of all the participants in the current conference and the public organizations that make up Russian civil society -- to not be silent.
Kasyanov: And what the authorities have done -- increasing ineffective spending many times over and conducting a de facto unbalanced [financial] policy -- will mean that revenues will not be sufficient to finance the social obligations to the population that have been taken on.
www.rferl.org /features/features_Article.aspx?m=07&y=2006&id=84491AEF-243E-46FD-9073-41DDCEF827B7   (2125 words)

 Mikhail Kasyanov does not rule out his participation in the 2008 presidential elections
Mikhail Kasyanov does not rule out his participation in the 2008 presidential elections
Kasyanov believes that Russia has deviated from democratic values and has taken a wrong path.
Kasyanov decided to set up the MK-Analitika company which will support Russian and foreign investments, promote their placement and reduce risks.
www.russiannewsroom.com /content.aspx?id=3028_Politics&date=2005-2-24   (340 words)

 Газета.Ru - Putin approves new faces in government
After February 18, when Ilya Klebanov was demoted from the rank of deputy prime minister in charge of industry and science to an ordinary minister, Mikhail Kasyanov claimed that the move signified the beginning of the administrative system reforms aimed at reducing the number of vice-premiers in the government.
Kommersant wrote on Friday, quoting its sources in the government, that on April 16 Mikhail Kasyanov met with Putin in the Kremlin to discuss industrial policy, and during that meeting it was decided to restore the post.
Mikhail Kasyanov noticed Alyoshin when the chairman of Gosstandart launched a radical administrative reform in his agency, while the government was still discussing it.
www.gazeta.ru /2003/04/25/Putinapprove.shtml   (449 words)

 Mikhail Kasyanov: Do Not Flatter Yourselves - Kommersant Moscow
The star of the forum, ex Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov summoned the audience not to be flattered by the current figures, but to objectively evaluate the risks of the future development of the Russian economy.
The ex Prime Minister’s conclusion was that the government needed a clear program of actions for the nearest future, which was supposed to return the presumption of innocence to the taxpayers, and to tame the inflation.
Kommersant reporter asked Kasyanov whether the draft of mid-term program, prepared by German Gref, could be considered as such, and Kasyanov said that although Gref’s document was “normal,” the real need at this time was that measures should be applied immediately.
kommersant.com /p569240/r_1/Mikhail_Kasyanov_Do_Not_Flatter_Yourselves   (720 words)

 FOXNews.com - Putin Fires Russian Prime Minister, Cabinet - U.S. & World
Kasyanov was named finance minister in 1999 and became prime minister after Putin, then prime minister, was elected president in March 2000.
Kasyanov was dogged by media allegations of corruption early in his career, earning him the nickname "Misha 2 percent." He shook off that negative image by championing liberal reforms and presiding over an economic boom in recent years.
Kasyanov served in the Soviet-era state planning agency Gosplan during the 1980s and steadily rose through economic and financial posts after the Soviet collapse.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,112301,00.html   (1252 words)

At the end of Mikhail Kasyanov's talks in Brussels with Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation said that agreement had been reached at the meeting to adopt a joint declaration on deepening the cooperation of Russia and the European Union in the defense field.
During a press conference on the outcomes of the Russian-Belgian intergovernmental talks, Kasyanov noted that the declaration could be adopted as part of a European defense initiative.
Kasyanov also said Belgium has made a decision to transfer Russia in credit rating from the seventh to the fourth category on short-term credits with the increase of the annual limit to 150 million dollars.
www.gateway2russia.com /st/art_29601.php   (707 words)

 Kalinin Mikhail Ivanovich - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kalinin, Mikhail Ivanovich (1875-1946), Russian statesman, born in Tver Province.
The city, founded in 1255 as a fortress by the Teutonic Knights, became a member of the Hanseatic League in 1340.
Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich (1804-1857), Russian composer, born in Novospasskoye, and educated in St Petersburg.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Kalinin_Mikhail_Ivanovich.html   (95 words)

 Lomonosov Mikhail Vasilyevich - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lomonosov, Mikhail Vasilyevich (1711-1765), Russian writer, chemist, and astronomer, who made important contributions to both literature and science.
The period of intellectual activity known as the Enlightenment was represented in Russia by the scientist, poet, and authority on the Russian...
The first institution of higher secular education in Russia was the Moscow State University, founded in 1755 by the scientist Mikhail Vasilyevich...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Lomonosov_Mikhail_Vasilyevich.html   (103 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During his visit to Yakutsk, Siberia’s diamond-mining province on Tuesday, Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov said that the arrest of Platon Levedev was ''unjustified'' and ''excessive''.
Khodorkovsky is prosecuted according to seven clauses of the RF Criminal Code including large-scale fraud, non-execution of the court decision, embezzlement, forgery of documents, fraudulent causing of property damage and tax evasion.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the then-YUKOS CEO, was detained in October on similar charges.
www.lycos.com /info/platon-lebedev--mikhail-khodorkovsky.html?page=2   (424 words)

 Mikhail Kasyanov Russia: Iraq deals must be kept
Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov has insisted that contracts signed with Iraq before the war be honored, and that Baghdad's debts be paid.
Kasyanov's comments Friday were made after talks in Rome with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that included the issue of Iraq's reconstruction.
President Vladimir Putin had suggested that Russia was willing to consider a U.S. request to forgive Baghdad's debts, but officials have since emphasized that this can only be considered when a legal Iraqi government is in place and in accordance with United Nations resolutions.
www.templetonthorp.com /ru/news297   (474 words)

 Putin, Nazdratenko - Johnson's Russia List 5-5-03
Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, who enjoys a prerogative of appointing heads of governmental agencies and committees, had had no intention whatsoever to award the post to the disagreeable Primorye governor.
Kasyanov had to agree, although initially he had planned to make Alexander Moiseyev, not Nazdratenko the head of the committee.
It was Moskaltsov’s task to endorse fishing quotas in Nazdratenko’s absence, but then Nazdratenko passed to the offensive and accused certain officials from the Kasyanov cabinet of seeking his resignation for the sake of their own selfish ends.
www.cdi.org /russia/johnson/7167-14.cfm   (839 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Putin Fires Premier, Cabinet In Surprise Pre-Election Move
The dismissal culminated years of quiet tension between Putin and the prime minister, Mikhail Kasyanov, and allowed the president to clear out the remnants of predecessor Boris Yeltsin's team as he prepares to build his own second-term government.
Kasyanov long resisted such moves and criticized what he called heavy-handed attacks on Yukos and its chief shareholder, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was arrested at gunpoint in Siberia on Oct. 25 on charges of tax evasion and fraud.
Since then, though, Kasyanov harbored hope he could survive, suggesting in an interview in January that he might remain in a second Putin term.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A3381-2004Feb24?language=printer   (1098 words)

 Russia Investigates Former PM Kasyanov   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kasyanov was under investigation for fraud and abuse of office over the legality of a real estate transaction, according to the press service of the general prosecutor's office.
Kasyanov was the last representative of former President Boris Yeltsin's inner circle to have been in Putin's Cabinet, and he had defended the country's much-maligned tycoons - including Yukos oil company founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who is serving a nine-year prison sentence on tax evasion and other charges widely seen as politically driven.
Kasyanov runs a consulting business that advises organizations and regions on improving the investment climate and helps Western and Russian investors manage their risks.
www.comcast.net /data/news/2005/07/11/175848.xml   (584 words)

 Russia Investigates Critic of Putin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kasyanov has emerged as a tough critic of the president since Putin fired him as prime minister in 2004.
Kasyanov was the last representative of former President Boris Yeltsin's inner circle to have been in Putin's Cabinet, and he had defended the country's much-maligned tycoons - including Yukos oil company founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who is serving a nine-year prison sentence on tax evasion and other charges.
Kasyanov had said that the Yukos investigation, which was widely seen as a Kremlin-directed effort to curb Khodorkovsky's political ambitions, hurt Russia's investment climate and set back economic development.
www.comcast.net /data/news/2005/07/11/175709.xml   (589 words)

 Shalva Chigirinsky Denies Collusion with Mikhail Kasyanov - Kommersant Moscow
Khinshtein indicated in his enquiry that VPK Invest sold the state-owned dachas Sosnovka-1 and Sosnovka-3 in Troitsa-Lykov, northwest of Moscow, at auction to two commercial firms, one of which, according to Khinshtein, was connected with former prime minister Mikhail Kasyanov and the other to head of Alfa Group Mikhail Fridman.
In the course of the investigation, witnesses made it clear that VPK Invest was only the seller of those two dachas, but the initiator of it was the State Enterprise for the Sale of Military Property, which belonged to the Defense Ministry.
Kasyanov Won’t Testify // News (Aug. 02, 2005) Chukotka Governor Accused of Stealing...
www.kommersant.com /p597095/r_1/Shalva_Chigirinsky_Denies_Collusion_with_Mikhail_Kasyanov   (536 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : International
The move underscored Putin’s confidence in winning a second term, and he said it was intended to set the country’s course after the election.
A new head of government was now certain to be appointed to replace outgoing Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov well before the March 14 poll.
The suave Kasyanov was the only major official to criticise the incarceration of oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky pending trial on charges of fraud and tax evasion.
www.telegraphindia.com /1040225/asp/foreign/story_2934955.asp   (240 words)

 Mikhail Kasyanov Russian Prime Minister authorises privatisation of Slavneft
Mikhail Kasyanov signed on 10 October a directive initiating the privatization the state's 74.95 percent stake in oil giant Slavneft, Russian and Western news agencies reported.
The government's stake is worth an estimated $1.3 billion, and the sale is expected to be the largest privatization deal in post-Soviet Russia.
The government of Belarus owns 10 percent of the company, while a 13 percent stake is held by a trust fund controlled by oil companies TNK and Sibneft and businessman Mikhail Gutseriev.
www.templetonthorp.com /ru/news151   (145 words)

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