Chess Base, Germany
April 15 2005
Breaking news: Kasparov assaulted in Moscow
16.04.2005 We have just learnt (on Russian radio) that Garry Kasparov
was attacked after a meeting with youth activists in Moscow he was
approached by a participant with a chessboard seeking an autograph.
The young man circled Kasparov and delivered a sharp blow to the head
with the chessboard. We will update this story as news comes in.
The Russian news agency Interfax news agency quotes Kasparov’s
advisor Marina Litvinovich, who described the events as follows:
Garry Kasparov, co-chair of the Fair Elections 2008 party, was
subjected to an attack on Friday night. After a meeting with youth
activists in Moscow he was approached by one of the participants with
a chessboard. The young man asked the 13th chess world champion for
an autograph, but then suddenly went behind Kasparov and delivered a
strong blow to Kasparov’s head, yelling obscenities as he did os. The
attacker was taken out by the people present according to
Litvinovich. Kasparov suffered an acute haematoma (Russian gematoma,
hemorrhage), but declined to seek immediate medical treatment.
Litvinovich added that Kasparov was meeting with the activists of
youth movement in order to discuss tactics and strategy of creating a
united democratic front.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress