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Garry Kasparov, former chess champion and Russian opposition leader, was at the helm of a movement of people who refused to vote in Sunday's elections.

    Chess champion Garry Kasparov blasts Obama admin. reaction to Russian military move

    Former World Chess champion and political activist, Garry Kasparov, took to social media to express his outrage over Obama administrator's assessment of Russia's presence in the Ukraine as a "uncontested arrival."

  • Feminist punk group Pussy Riot members (from left) Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sit Aug. 17, 2012, in a glass cage at a courtroom in Moscow. The women, two of whom have young children, are charged with hooliganism connected to religious hatred but the case is widely seen as a warning that authorities will only tolerate opposition under tightly controlled conditions. The t-shirt worn by Tolokonnikova says, in Spanish, "They shall not pass," a slogan often used to express determination to defend a position against an enemy. (Associated Press)

    Activists get two years for anti-Putin church stunt

    Three punk rock-style activists who briefly took over a cathedral in a raucous prayer for deliverance from Vladimir Putin were sentenced to two years in prison for hooliganism on Friday, a decision that drew protests around the world as it highlighted the Russian president's intensifying crackdown on dissent.

  • Activists get 2 years for anti-Putin church stunt

    Three punk rock-style activists who briefly took over a cathedral in a raucous prayer for deliverance from Vladimir Putin were sentenced to two years in prison for hooliganism on Friday, a decision that drew protests around the world as it highlighted the Russian president's intensifying crackdown on dissent.

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  • Kasparov vows to check Putin

    TORONTO — Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion who has become a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said he fears for his safety but vows to keep pushing for democracy in the country.

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