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Kasparov vies for chess throne against Putin-allied 'alien abductee'

Russian chess legend turned opposition activist Garry Kasparov attends a news conference in Podgorica on July 21, 2014Legendary former chess champion Garry Kasparov will on Monday attempt to seize the sport’s top job from a man who claims he was abducted by aliens and is accused of being a Kremlin puppet who built ties to the world’s most brutal dictators. For the past 19 years, the presidency of the World Chess Federation has been held by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, an eccentric former president of Russia’s only Buddhist region — Kalmykia. Kasparov, 51, is one of Russia’s most vocal dissidents, labelling the government of President Vladimir Putin a “dictatorship” and decrying his country’s slide towards “fascism”. He accuses Ilyumzhinov of being too close to Putin and that his leadership of the 181-country World Chess Federation has been marked by “abuse and favouritism”.

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