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Kasparov, check out that mate!

In an interesting maneuver, the Other Russia party elected Gary Kasparov as its frontrunner in the next national election according to the Startribune. The world champion chess player was a major political figure in the Other Russia party in the last few years and has helped to unite the liberal and nationalistic forces in opposition to the Kremlin.
http://www.startribune.com/722/story/1455291.html

In a surprise move, Vladimir Puttin will not be running in the next election as he feels that his four-term regime has come to a legitimate end, according to the Washington Post. As leader of the United Russia party, Putin and the Kremlin have had great ratings lately and it appears that runners such as Kasparov will fall to whoever Putin points to succeed him.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/30/AR2007093000768.html