Kasparov said Putin is bent on “creating chaos, creating problems, creating wars, [which] is his only justification of staying in power.
“He knows that the economy will never work in his favor any more in Russia, so he has to sell a different mythology to Russian people. That’s why as long as Putin stays in Kremlin in power, he will create problems.
“Unfortunately, there are too many opportunities for him to create problems. I believe he and the Iranians will try to push ISIS, the Islamic State … against Saudi Arabia because if Saudi Arabia, God forbid blows up, it will push oil prices. This is Putin’s number one priority.”