Kasparov to run for Russian presidency
posted at 2:34 pm on September 30, 2007 by Bryan
Well, it ought to be tough to out-think him.
The former world chess champion Garry Kasparov entered Russia’s presidential race on Sunday, elected overwhelmingly as the candidate for the country’s beleagured opposition coalition.
Kasparov has been a driving force behind the coalition, which has united liberals, leftists and nationalists in opposition to President Vladimir Putin. He received 379 of 498 votes at a national congress held in Moscow by the Other Russia coalition, coalition spokeswoman Lyudmila Mamina told The Associated Press.
Kasparov has become a thorn in Putin’s side to the point that Putin has had him investigated for “extremism.” Of course, Putin does that to just about everyone who opposes him.
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