Garry Kasparov is a former world chess champion and an elected member of the Russian opposition movement’s Coordinating Council.

Sochi

Why Dictators Love Olympics

Like Hitler’s 1936 games, Putin’s campaign to hold the Olympics in Sochi is all about adding to his personal glory, not any desire to better Russia.

Boycott Putin!

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are meant to be one of Putin’s crowning achievements, but with corruption and horrible discrimination and violence against gays on the rise, Garry Kasparov calls for a boycott by corporate sponsors and world leaders. But let the athletes still play and Putin be embarrassed by the publicity.

Putin Toys With Obama

From Snowden to Syria, Russian President Putin does whatever he likes and the West plays to his tune. Garry Kasparov on the pathetic kowtowing to Putin—and the terrifying historical echoes of such behavior.

My Fight for Russia Goes On

Garry Kasparov declares that though he will refrain from returning to Russia for the time being, he will not give up his fight to oust Putin or his hopes for a democratic future for his country.

COMPLICATED LIFE

Berezovsky’s Dubious Legacy 

While other Russian oligarchs roam free with plundered wealth, the Kremlin is orchestrating a smear campaign against the recently deceased Berezovsky. Garry Kasparov on why we shouldn’t be fooled by the dead or his greatest creation, Vladimir Putin.