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Kasparov was scared

Political activist and former world chess champion Garry Kasparov decided to emigrate from Russia. His decision, he explains the fear of persecution by the Russian authorities.


"I went back and forth until the end of February, when it became clear that the ongoing investigation into the activities of political activists can not touch me, — said Kasparov. — Now, I seriously doubt that on his return to Moscow, I will be able to go back. So for a while I was on the return to Russia will refrain. " Earlier, in April, the politician said that the rumors of his exile is an exaggeration.

In 2009, it was reported that Kasparov had bought apartments in New York City. His family in the U.S. spends the most time.

Kasparov was actively involved in the activities of the Russian opposition since the mid-2000s. In particular, he participated in the creation and work of the "United Civil Front" and "Solidarity." He was twice detained for participating in unauthorized political activities, in 2007 he was arrested for five days, and the human rights organization Amnesty International declared him a "prisoner of conscience".

According to media reports

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