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Old August 21st 05, 01:58 PM
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Default long article in 'Observer' (London) about Garry Kasparov,00.html

There is a comparatively long article about Garry Kasparov's political
ambitions to win in the next presidential election in Russia.
Personally I believe that Putin has so much control over the democratic
system there that Garry has effectively little chance to defeat whoever
Putin puts forward to follow him. Other potential opponets have been
eliminated by frame-ups and Garry has already been physically attacked
this year when he attended the trial of the former boss of Yukos. All
of these manouevres by Putin reveal his chronic insecurity.

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Old August 21st 05, 06:29 PM
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"Tim_Gluckman" wrote :,00.html

Interesting one. Thank you !

An excerpt :
'With strong views and very little flexibility, you don't make a good
politician,' he said, before adding a tantalising rider. 'Except in some
crucial moments.'
It just so happens that Kasparov believes that now is one such crucial
moment. 'In Russia,' he told me, 'there is no more politics in terms of
campaigning, promoting your views, debating your points. The regime has
destroyed democratic institutions. In such circumstances what you need is to
raise your voice, stand firm and fight the regime. I don't think flexibility
helps you very much. It's about fighting.'

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Old August 22nd 05, 09:44 PM
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Tim_Gluckman vapidly wrote:
Garry has already been physically attacked this year...All of these manouevres by Putin reveal his chronic insecurity.

Yeah, Putin should have hired a guy who really knew how to wield a

Earth to you.

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