Footage has emerged of former Russian Prime Minister, Mikhail Kasyanov, having sex with a British activist.
The secret footage shows him getting it on with playwright and activist Natalya Pelevine who is also a leading opposition campaigner, reports the Daily Mail.
The images were released by Kremlin-friendly television channel NTV and are thought to be an attempt to ruin Kasyanov’s chances of rivalling Vladimir Putin.
But it also attacks and humiliates UK citizen Pelevine, who has been a constant critic of the Russian leadership.
The pair can clearly be seen in the footage which appears to have been filmed by a hidden camera in a dressing table in the bedroom of a Moscow flat apparently used for covert liaisons between the couple.
It is unclear exactly who was behind the filming, but it seems obvious that the purpose was to embarrass the pair who can also be heard savaging other so-called allies in an anti-Putin front ahead of upcoming elections.
Pelevine has been active in the Russian opposition for around a decade. Soviet-born, her parents emigrated to Britain before the collapse of the USSR when she was a child.
There was no immediate comment from Kasyanov on the footage, but Pelevine was reported as saying she would take legal action against NTV.