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Opposition Voices: Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov, leader of the United Civic Forum affiliated with "The Other Russia" (Другая Россия) oppositional movement. Photo: unknown

In Russia, openly dissenting voices on Caucasus policy belong to a heterogeneous crowd.  One of them is former World Chess Champion-turned-political activist Garry Kasparov, born in Baku to a Jewish father and an Armenian mother, whose website Kasparov.ru has become one of the main internet platforms of the Russian political opposition.

Garry Kasparov directs his criticisms at Russia's entire political system, which, despite seemingly very different leaders (Yeltsin, Putin, and Medvedev), manifests

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