Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Kasparov & the "Other Russia"

Bloomberg video clip of Russian opposition figure Garry Kasparov, discussing his role in a mass arrest that took place during a Moscow protest, as well as his view of life in Putin's Russia.

Contrast Kasparov's views with those of the ruling party and allied corporate chieftains, such as Gazprom's Alexander Medvedev, whose Bloomberg interview clip was posted here last week.

Are Kasparov and his ilk, "extremists", as the Russian government claims? Will the transfer of leadership role in Russia's 2008 elections prove to be nothing more than a farce?

I see very little attention being paid to the political developments taking place inside Russian here in the US.

For more info on the recent protests in Russia and a big picture view of that country's future, see the Russian Standard blog's post on a Stratfor piece entitled, "The Coming Era of Russia's Dark Rider".