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Putin Critic and Chess Champion Kasparov Seeks Latvian Citizenship

Former world chess champion turned Kremlin critic Garry Kasparov has asked Latvian politicians to grant him citizenship to help him pursue his political activities in Russia.   In a letter seen by Reuters, Kasparov, 50, said Latvian citizenship would give him the security to work “in Russia and in other countries across the world where civil rights are denied and democratic norms are trampled on”.   Kasparov, a veteran opposition leader in Russia and a well-known critic of President ...

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