In the Soviet Union
In 1987 he was elected to the Komsomol , the youth organization of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union . He left the party in 1990, says Boris Yeltsin on behalf of the Democratic Party of Russia, and was awarded the Keeper of the Flame Award, awarded by the think tank Center for Security Policy , near the community neoconservative American. He maintained links with think tanks of the same persuasion as the Hudson Institute .
In 2005, Kasparov gave up competitive chess after winning the Linares tournament. Kasparov continues its withdrawal from a political career in Russia . Founder of the Civic United Front , he is one of the leaders of the movement The Other Russia , a coalition of opponents of Vladimir Putin . He was briefly detained in particular during a protest movement in Moscow April 14, 2007 . He was arrested again Nov. 24, 2007 during a protest in Moscow against the holding of 2 December 2007 Russian parliamentary elections he considers "unjust" , and sentenced to immediate appearance in five days imprisonment for unauthorized demonstration and refused to obey police orders. Her lawyer, Ms. Mihailova, said it had filed a complaint against this arbitrary arrest. "Our goal is the dismantling of the scheme which covers the country with shame and hate. [...] We will get out of this swamp of corruption and lies and we will win! , Had told the crowd Garry Kasparov shortly before his arrest , .
Since his political opposition against President Putin , Kasparov said he feared for his life. For example, he constantly five bodyguards and do more with the travel company Aeroflot .
Kasparov is also a supporter of the New Chronology of the Russian Academician Anatoly Fomenko .
On September 30, 2007, he was designated as the candidate of the opposition movement The Other Russia at the 2008 presidential election in Russia . On December 12, 2007, he announced his withdrawal from the presidential race, considering himself a victim of ostracism .
On January 18, 2008, Kasparov published in Le Monde an article in which he harshly criticized the complacency of Nicolas Sarkozy to Vladimir Putin and the dangers it presents to him .
On August 19, 2008, Kasparov, Boris Nemtsov and other opposition figures, denounced "the decision adventurism" of President Dmitry Medvedev to launch an invasion of Georgia beyond the South Ossetia . They said it could isolate Russia internationally .
On December 13, 2008, he announced the birth of his new political party: Solidarnost . The party brings together members of the Union of Right Forces as well as supporters of former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov .