Garry Kasparov

(Garry Kimovich Kasparov)

Garry Kasparov
Garry Kasparov
  • Born: April 13, 1963
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Profession: Director









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Expenses are nationalized; profits are privatized. Business, Commerce & Finance
In power for 16 years now, Mr. Putin and his global propaganda machine aggressively promote the idea that democracy is a chaotic mess that only the hero Putin can save Russia from falling into. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
In Russia we are not fighting to win elections. We are fighting to have elections. Democracies & Republics
My message is that Democracy is not an alien invention. It is a way of solving problems in our society. Democracies & Republics
nations that talk democracy make dirty little secret deals with strategic allies who have no use for democratic values Democracies & Republics ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
Nobody in the American political establishment is happy about Mr. Trump’s wild-eyed accusations of voter fraud and media conspiracies because they understand that it undermines their own credibility as leaders in a democracy. This is exactly why my country’s leader, Vladimir V. Putin, is so delighted by Mr. Trump’s Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Question the status quo at all times, especially when things are going well. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
Solving new problems is what keeps us moving forward as individuals and as a society. Management & Managing Government
The election in Russia was free but not very fair. Voters, Voting & Elections
We have more billionaires than any country but the United States. And Putin can imprison any one of them at a moment’s notice. Do you think he is poor? Corruption
At the end of the day, it's all about money. Money, Coins & Minting
Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment.
Chess is mental torture.
Chess was natural for me; I was extremely successful.
I have great energy and I have great tasks ahead of me.
I have some security that could protect me against provocations but of course there are more terrible actions that could not be stopped by any security.
I have some strategical vision, I could calculate some few moves ahead and I have an intellect that is badly missed in the country which is run by generals and colonels.
I learned that fighting on the chess board could also have an impact on the political climate in the country.
I may play some exhibition games so I don't want to quit the game of chess completely. I just decided and it's a firm decision not to play competitive chess anymore.
I organize a chess festival in Hungary. I support chess in schools, and I have my own chess foundation. And I started writing books.
I started playing chess when I was five years old. I learned the moves from my mother, then worked with my father - and later trainers. My style became very technical. I sacrificed a lot of things. I was always hunting for the king, for the mate. I'd forget about my other pieces.
I think our chances are not looking great today but the only way to fail for me is just not to try.
I think Russian people are learning that democracy is not an alien thing; it's not a western invention. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I think Russians today have a distorted picture of capitalism, liberal democracy and market economy.
I think that it's a vital moment now for Russian democracy to convince people that it's only our actions, our joined actions and protests that could force Kremlin to reconsider its plans to abolish presidential elections.
I think we have very steady records of President Putin, who inherited the country with democratic values.
I want to serve chess through games, books that are works of art. I would like to bring the game closer to many people all over the world. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I wouldn't overestimate the importance of my popularity in the country and abroad but at the end of the day it's not as important because I believe that my presence here could make some difference and it could encourage people.
If you make a decision to fight for future of your own country you have to consider all the consequences. Future
I'm still number one and I just recently won a major tournament ahead of my toughest rivals so I think I had a few years ahead of me if I decided to stay.
In chess, we have styles - like in any other field. There are also fashions in the kinds of systems that people play. So I'm trying to know my opponent as much as possible.
It didn't take long to recognise the shortcomings of the Soviet regime and to see the values of the free world.
It was not about losing my mental power; it's about not feeling good about my contribution to the game. Power
It's quite difficult for me to imagine my life without chess. Life
I've met enough KGB colonels in my life. Life
More and more people in my country recognise the dangers of having their governors appointed by Putin and having no influence in parliament because Parliament today is also following instructions from Kremlin and no longer represents its people.
Putin can't afford to leave the office because he will be in real danger of being prosecuted for things he and his people did during their stay in power. Power
Putin is like Al Capone.
Putin recognized that if he could get enough money, everything would be under control. Money, Coins & Minting
Russian Parliament today is a bunch of puppets that just fall in with the instructions from Kremlin.
The only successor to President Putin is President Putin himself and we could of course dream about President Putin stepping down voluntarily and picking out successor which would be probably as bad as him.
The real political life in Russia unfortunately is not in the parliament but on the streets and in the media. Life
There are many facts showing that Putin's people enriched themselves by using power mechanisms so that's why for them losing power means losing their fortunes. Power
There are many ways of showing your protest and discontent without the actions of Kremlin.
Ukraine had quite serious impact on the many Russians. They could see that ordinary people in Ukraine which is a bordering state, very close to Russia, the people of this state are, they didn't want to tolerate anymore the power abuse by Ukrainian officials. Power
We have to stop the propaganda, the shameful propaganda used by Kremlin to rehabilitate these old types.
We've been saying Putin is a dictator for years who doesn't care about the law.
Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players: they are not great fighters. Women ;Nature
You cannot say, 'Go! Go! Rah! Rah! Good move!' People want some emotion. Chess is an art and not a spectator sport. Sports & Athletics ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle