Garry Kasparov is a Russian-born political activist who has denounced Vladimir Putin for over a decade. A chess Grandmaster, Kasparov retired from professional chess after twenty years as the world’s No. 1 ranked player to lead the pro-democracy opposition against Putin in 2005, and he attempted to run against Putin in the 2008 Russian presidential race. Now living in self-imposed exile in New York, Kasparov urges the world’s democracies to take a forceful diplomatic and economic stand against Putin.
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