Kasparov’s Opening Move

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WASHINGTON — Garry Kasparov, one of the greatest chess players of all time, won the presidential nomination of Russia’s opposition coalition, the Other Russia, on Sept. 30. Days later, Kasparov launched a book tour in the United States and spoke on Capitol Hill on Oct. 10. Participation in a Washington conference on the state of Russian democracy is a strange campaign move for a Russian presidential nominee often criticized for having overly close ties with the West. His appearance in Washington is also a sign of just how ostracized Russia’s top opposition candidate is back at home and highlights the […]


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