All Posts Tagged With: "Kasparov"

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Kasparov on TIME ‘Person of the Year’ for Putin

Exclusive statement from Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov on TIME Magazine awarding its “Person of the Year” award to Vladimir Putin. “This will be promoted within Russia and around the world as an endorsement by the West of Putin’s policies of dictatorship.”

Dec 19, 2007 | Continued
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Blocked In All Directions, Kasparov Drops Presidential Bid

Citing pressure and interference from above, Garry Kasparov has dropped his official presidential bid. The opposition leader has pledged continue his campaign unofficially.

Dec 14, 2007 | Continued
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Kasparov on Other Russia Conference and Kasyanov Split

The past political season was, undoubtedly, successful both for the United Civil Front in particular and for The Other Russia as a whole. The “Dissenters’ Marches,” and another activities of the opposition coalition have clearly shown to Russian society and the world that political force independent of the Kremlin is capable of resisting the pernicious […]

Jul 4, 2007 | Continued
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Sun Shines, Police Lock Down Moscow March

Nearly 2000 people came out to the Other Russia rally in Pushkin Square in Moscow today. They listened to human rights and political leaders from across the broad ideological spectrum of the Other Russia pro-democracy coalition. They included Alexei Navalny of Yabloko, Garry Kasparov of the United Civil Front, Eduard Limonov of the now-banned National […]

Jun 11, 2007 | Continued
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Kasparov’s Remarks in Prague

The following opening statement was delivered by Other Russia leader Garry Kasparov on June 5 at the Prague Conference on Democracy and Security. The title of the panel Kasparov was on was “What are the right ways to make the transition from a totalitarian/authoritarian regime to a democracy?” It’s a great privilege to be here […]

Jun 6, 2007 | Continued
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America Discovers the Other Russia

What follows are excerpts from this May 31 address by David Kramer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs. It is only a shame that these words were spoken not in Moscow but in Baltimore. Will they be repeated in Heiligendamm, Germany, at the G8 summit June 6-8? Or will the West’s leaders again […]

Jun 2, 2007 | Continued
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Kasparov on Voronezh: “If this is a democracy, let us march”

We present the exclusive personal recounting of Other Russia leader Garry Kasparov on the May 29 March of Dissent that took place in the Russian city of Voronezh in the southwest. Kommersant has a small photo gallery so you can experience the mood, if not the “atmosphere of OMON” in the air. I must say […]

May 31, 2007 | Continued
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Standing Ovation at Euro Parliament for Kasparov

We hope Europe’s leaders were awoken by the applause for Other Russia leader Garry Kasparov after his address to the European Parliament on May 23. Kasparov was received by EP President Hans-Gert Pöttering and met personally with six different EP political groups (roughly 300 MP’s by his count) as well as the presidents of every […]

May 25, 2007 | Continued
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Kasparov on May 18 Detention

Other Russia leader Garry Kasparov provides the following statement on the events around the detention of dozens of people en route to Samara to attend the May 18 March of Dissent. A large group of us were traveling from Moscow to Samara from Sheremetyevo 1 Airport. I had a group of people traveling with me […]

May 18, 2007 | Continued
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Other Russia Detained at Airport en route to Samara

Garry Kasparov and others traveling with him were detained for five hours at Sheremetyevo 1 Airport in Moscow this morning while trying to attend the Other Russia Dissenters’ March in Samara today. 27 people were detained or held without passports, including Other Russia leaders Garry Kasparov and Eduard Limonov and executive director of the For […]

May 18, 2007 | Continued