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Russia places self-exiled Kremlin critic Kasparov on ‘terrorists and extremists’ registry

Garry Kasparov (Gage Skidmore/WikiCommons)

This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission.

Russia has labeled Garry Kasparov, the self-exiled opposition politician and a co-founder of the Free Russia Forum, on its register of “terrorists and extremists” for undisclosed reasons, an action generally used by the Kremlin to crack down on political opponents.

In May 2022, the Russian Justice Ministry added Kasparov, a former world chess champion, to its registry of so-called foreign agents.

Kasparov, who lives in the United States, recently told RFE/RL in an interview that the Russian public doesn’t yet understand the war in Ukraine is heading toward defeat and that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “dictatorship will not survive.”