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Kasparov Warns Low Oil Prices Making Putin’s Russia More Aggressive

The former world chess champion and Russian opposition leader addressed the World Affairs Council Houston Wednesday evening.

Garry Kasparov
Garry Kasparov, former world chess champion and chairman, Human Rights Foundation

Garry Kasparov is one of the greatest chess players in history. But for more than a decade, he’s been playing a much different, and potentially deadlier, game: Russian politics. He’s now in self-imposed exile after years as one of Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics. Kasparov is now chairman of the nonprofit Human Rights Foundation, based in New York. He addressed the World Affairs Council Houston Wednesday evening, discussing his new book, “Winter is Coming: Putin, Russia, and the Free World.” News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider spoke with Kasparov before the event.

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media’s business reporter, covering the oil...

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