Is it a welcome sign for Russia that chess legend Garry Kasparov is doing full time politics these days!
According to political observers, Kasparov is now taking aim at the power of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
They say American and European media prominently covered the chess legend’s recent sentencing for five days for leading a march against Putin.
Then, are we set to witness a grand master on way to presidency in Moscow or he is simply being projected as the Tsar’s opponent?
Kasparov, thicker than he once was, is 44. He was the world chess champion for 15 years. Until his retirement, two years ago, his dominance was unprecedented.
At home, he was a cross between the greatest of athletes and a revered intellectual; with his status came celebrity, foreign investment accounts, summers on the Adriatic, an apartment along the Hudson River, friendships among Western politicians and businessmen, and the attentions of beautiful women.
Then why has he volunteered for grim and, very likely, futile duty?