All Posts Tagged With: "Kasparov"

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Kasparov on the TIME 100 List

One of the leaders of the Other Russia, Garry Kasparov, has been selected as one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influencial People” for 2007, published in the magazine this week. The profile segment on him reads in part: [Kasparov’s] organization, the Other Russia, a coalition of those opposed to the rule of President Vladimir Putin, […]

May 10, 2007 | Continued
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On Science, Putin Worse than Stalin

From this story in the UK Telegraph: Since it was founded by Tsar Peter I in 1724, the Academy [of Sciences] has enjoyed immunity from government interference. Freedom to think and work unfettered has enabled 17 of its alumni since 1904 to win science’s highest plaudit, the Nobel prize. Of those, 14 have been within […]

May 8, 2007 | Continued
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Time to Back the Other Russia

French philosopher Andre Glucksmann wrote an impassioned editorial in Le Figaro, which has been translated and reprinted across Europe. It is available online in English here. A few excerpts: Khodorkovsky and Trepashkin are locked up in deepest Siberia. Every fourth or fifth Chechnen has lost his life. Gary Kasparov and his friends are receiving threats […]

May 4, 2007 | Continued
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World Press on Yeltsin’s Death

As during his reign as Russian president (July 10, 1991 – Dec. 31, 1999), Boris Yeltsin is many things to many people in memoriam. A sampling of descriptions from the world media include “revolutionary,” “flawed hero,” “a muzhik,” “hero, villian, buffoon,” “a drunk,” “courageous fighter.” Russia’s first, and some might say last, freely elected president […]

Apr 25, 2007 | Continued
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Kasparov on His FSB Interrogation

On April 20th, Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion who is one of the most visible leaders of The Other Russia, was taken to the local Moscow office of the FSB for questioning. This was done at the request of the Attorney General’s office, which said it wanted to investigate whether some of Kasparov’s […]

Apr 23, 2007 | Continued