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'Stop calling Putin a democrat'

Former world chess champion and Russian opposition activist, Garry Kasparov, explains his decision to leave his home country.

Former world chess champion and Russian opposition activist, Garry Kasparov, has been accused of being a coward for leaving Russia. He says that had he stayed he would not have been able to pursue his political activism. He also says the West should stop describing President Vladimir Putin as a democratic leader.

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Thursday 12 September at 14:30 and 20:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel at 00:30 on Friday 13 September.

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  • 12 Sep
  • From the section World