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Gary Kasparov

Garry Kasparov grew up in Baku, Russia and became the youngest ever world chess champion in 1985. He held that title until 1993. He retired from professional chess in March 2005 to found the United Civil Front in Russia, and has dedicated himself to establishing free elections in his homeland. A frequent contributor to "The Wall Street Journal" editorial page, Kasparov is a widely-sought commentator on both chess and the Russian political scene. He lives in Moscow with his wife.