MOSCOW, February 10. Federal protection service (FSO) does not protect former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, said the official representative FSO Sergey Devyatov.
The police establishes the circumstances of the attack on Kasyanov in Moscow
“Indeed, Kasyanov in due time was a protected person in accordance with the Law on state protection. Currently, however, under the same law, Kasyanov is not subject to state protection,” said Devyatov.
However, he stressed: “act of Hooliganism in relation to any person, regardless of status, is inadmissible.”
Earlier, the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov also said that “an attack on any person, not only on protected, of course, must be recognized as unacceptable.”
Mikhail Kasyanov served as Prime Minister from 2000 to 2004.
The law on the state protection States that “the objects of state protection are the President of the Russian Federation that are defined by this Federal law, persons holding state positions of the Russian Federation, Federal civil servants and other persons subject to state protection in accordance with this Federal law, as well as heads of foreign States and governments and other persons of foreign States during their stay on the territory of the Russian Federation”. “Public protection is granted to the following persons, holding state positions of the Russian Federation: the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation; the Chairman of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; the Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; the Chairman of the constitutional Court of the Russian Federation; the Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation; the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation; the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. These persons state protection is granted during the term of their powers”, – is written in the document. The presidents of the USSR and Russia are subject to state protection for life.
According Kasyanov himself Tuesday night in a Moscow restaurant it was thrown cake.
The tradition of tossing in famous faces cakes was founded by the Belgian Noel Godin, the leader of movement “cakes International brigade”, from activists which affected many. In politicians many times threw not only food but also various items. Victims of “throwers”, for example, were British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President George W. Bush.