by Nadja Wittmann
10.19.2016 – From October 27th to 30th Kasparov Chess Foundation for Latin America and the UNAM will hold an unprecedented world-class event: the Great Chess Educational Encounter UNAM 2016.
In addition to workshops, seminars, music, theater and an open tournament, there will be a home run with Julio Granda, Leinier Dominguez, Eduardo Iturrizaga and Gilberto Hernandez. The games will be broadcast on Playchess.com. Garry Kasparov will be there and will interview Leontxo Garcia. What? Who? When? Where?
Russian chess champion and political activist Garry Kasparov on Putin, Trump, and the deepening US-Russia rift.
The United States and Russia are ratcheting up fast on the tensions front. Washington accuses Moscow of intervening in the country’s fundamental exercise of democracy, the presidential election. Threatens retaliation. In Russia, they’re doing nuclear war drills. Then there’s Syria, Ukraine, the Baltics, arms agreements fraying. Russian chess master turned political activist Garry Kasparov is watching. He says get tough with Russia. thers say, slow down. This hour On Point, Garry Kasparov and the new Cold War. — Tom Ashbrook
Garry Kasparov, Russian pro-democracy leader and human rights activist. Former world chess champion. Author of the book, “Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped,” soon to be available in paperback. (@Kasparov63)
Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian Studies at New York University and Princeton University. Author of the book, “Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives.”