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Events

9 April 2014 

I support the initiative of European liberals

"I support the initiative of European liberals to deprive the Russian delegation of voting rights in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Such a decision will become a signal to the Russian authorities about a solidary evaluation of their actions in regard to Ukraine by all the European institutions", - Mikhail Kasyanov stated in Strasbourg at the PACE session (...)

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22 March 2014 

The sanctions have shown that not everything is for buying and selling in this world

In response to Russia's annexation of Crimea the US and EU have introduced significant restrictive measures – visa and financial sanctions against the officials directly involved in decision making regarding the Crimea events and those who were creating economic and financial conditions and possibilities for making and implementing such decisions.
There are no sanctions against our country and its people. Nobody is going to introduce visa bans, freeze foreign bank accounts and seize property of Russian citizens, nobody is going to impose trade bans or cancel trade and financial contracts with ordinary (not Putin's) Russian companies.
It is now possible to assume that the individuals on the Crimea blacklist with their ancient ugly notions about the current world order are actually becoming outcasts in our 21st century. (...)

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2 March 2014 

Joint statement by Guy Verhofstadt, President of ALDE Group in the European Parliament and Mikhail Kasyanov, Co-Leader of People's Freedom Party (PARNAS) on the escalation of the situation in Crimea

Putin has recklessly taken a step that put Russia on the brink of war with a friendly country Ukraine. Russia dropped the pretence of being a good neighbour and became a military agressor. (...)

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Other events

2 March 2014

RPR-PARNAS statement: "Putin took a step bringing Russia to the verge of war with the neighbouring friendly state"

26 February 2014

"We demand that our companions be released!"

15 December 2013

"Putin de facto announced an arms race"

25 November 2013

Co-Leaders of RPR-PARNAS: Our party supports closer ties of Ukraine and Russia with the EU

19 November 2013

Mikhail Kasyanov about the Greenpeace case: .This is a signal to everybody - dare not infringe on our interests.

26 October 2013

Ethnic relations. Border control: Russian authorities have done nothing in past 10 years

25 October 2013

"It is very important that the theme of the amnesty is getting resonance with the public"

15 October 2013

"Biryulyovo events indicate new stage of systemic crisis in Russia"

14 October 2013

RPR-PARNAS Co-Leaders' statement about unrest in Biryulyovo

27 September 2013

International conference "Russia and the European Union in the global world today" in Moscow

Other events

International conference "Russia and the European Union in the global world today" in Moscow (27 September 2013) International conference "EU and Russian Federation: Attraction and Repulsion" (December 7, 2012) Speech in the European Parliament (February 9, 2011)
Interview to "The Economist" (November 3, 2010) ALDE-PACE Newsletter: October 2010 (see pg 3 for info on M.Kasyanov's trip to EU) Meeting in memory of Anna Politkovskaya (October 7, 2009)
"Without Putin" (October 5, 2009) Kasyanov is ready to give evidence as a witness in a new trial of Khodorkovsky (September 28, 2009) Kasyanov reveals Putin's pursuit of tycoon (July 21, 2009)

Interview

"NEW RUSSIAN CABINET PACKED WITH PUTIN LOYALIST"
The Christian Science Monitor

Interview

"Freezing Europarl-Duma Dialog – a Logical Step"
Eureporter

"Beyond Putin" 

 A book by Mikhail Kasyanov and Yevgeny Kiselyov "Beyond Putin" is written in the form of dialogue. Kasyanov and Kiselev recall the Soviet years of their life, reflect on the latest developments in Russia - the presidential elections of 1996-2008, default in August 1998, the fate of independent television, the Yukos case. They are trying to find the answer to the eternal question: Could the events in the country develop in a different scenario? This book - a conversation between two active participants of political life of the last decade - is one of the first endeavors to explain and understand the changes that have taken place recently. But this book is not only about the past, but also about the present day of Russia and its future.