Thursday, September 8, 2016

Gary Kasparov Warned The World About Putin

As Mr. and Mrs. Tales are on vacation in an undisclosed location [and anyway, even if I did tell, which I won't, what goes there stays there] - here is a "best of the Tales" oldie but goodie post.


Feb. 28, 2015 UPDATE:   I first published this post on Sept. 16, 2013 of a video from Garry Kasparov's [sic] twitter page that at the time I thought was humorous, so I called it "Who Said Russian's Can't Be Funny".  I knew Kasparov was a vehement opponent of Putin and his tactics, but I now realize the former world chess champion, who is now a leader for human rights around the world, was being very serious and recent events prove him to be true.  

This from CBS News on Feb. 28, 2015: "Boris Nemtsov, a leader of Russia's opposition and an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot and killed early Saturday in Moscow". 

After the prescient warnings from the great Garry Kasparov, I take Putin's recent offering of condolences to the family of Nemtsov with a grain of salt. 

Here is my original post from 9/16/2013: "Who Said Russians Can't Be Funny":

I found this interesting video on the home page of former world chess champion's Garry Kasparov [Russian] twitter account.

If you look at this video and some of his tweets on Putin you get a pretty good feeling that Garry Kasparov isn't Putin's biggest fan.  :-)
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Here is Garry Kasparov's home page on twitter

Garry Kasparov Verified account 
@Kasparov63
Official account. Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation. 13th World Chess Champion. gk@kasparov.com ||
New York / Moscow · kasparov.com 
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This is very short but very funny.    Who said Russians can't be funny?



With recent events..this video is not so funny anymore.   
R.I.P.  Boris Nemtsov.


2 comments:

M. Klezmer said...

Speaking of Russian Humor,
Remember Yakov Smirnoff http://www.yakov.com/

Where does time go?
Try and look at his old comedy gigs on youtube

Very Funny.

Big Mike said...

Yes, I remember him.....very funny. Thanks M Klezmer!!