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.  :-)
Here is Garry Kasparov's home page on twitter

Garry Kasparov Verified account 
Official account. Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation. 13th World Chess Champion. ||
New York / Moscow · 

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.


M. Klezmer said...

Speaking of Russian Humor,
Remember Yakov Smirnoff

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!!