Mikhail Kasyanov: Russia labels ex-PM and Putin critic 'foreign agent' - BBC News

A critic of the war in Ukraine, Mikhail Kasyanov was PM during President Putin's first term.

20 hours agoShareclose panelShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingRelated TopicsRussia-Ukraine warImage source, ReutersImage caption, Mikhail Kasyanov is among the most prominent Russian critics of the KremlinRussia's justice ministry has put ex-Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov on its list of "foreign agents" - a label used widely to curb anti-Kremlin opposition.

Mr Kasyanov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, left Russia shortly after its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

He was PM during Mr Putin's first presidential term in 2000-2004, but has condemned Russia's war in Ukraine.

A liberal financial expert, he now lives in exile.

Many Kremlin critics and civil society groups are on the "foreign agent" list. In the past the label implied spying.


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