Russian who was shown as sniper target
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Former Russian PM Mikhail Kasyanov shown as a sniper's target

Russian politician Mikhail Kasyanov has accused President Vladimir Putin of "silently encouraging" intimidation as a row over a menacing video continues.

The video posted by Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, a strong Putin ally, portrayed Mr Kasyanov though a sniper's gun sights.

Mr Kadyrov has criticised social network Instagram for removing it.

Speaking to BBC News, Mr Kasyanov said Mr Putin was responsible for Mr Kadyrov's actions.

  • 02 Feb 2016
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