They are doing Russian history for opening ceremony. To represent Putin coming to power all the spectators will be searched & interrogated.
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) https://twitter.com/Kasparov63/status/431853088669175808
Final one month, chess champ and Human liberties Foundation chair Garry Kasparov described picking Sochi about 2014 Winter Olympics as a http://twitchy.com/2014/01/21/garry-kasparov-on-winter-olympics-selection-of-sochi-was-a-sick-joke/
Today was the http://twitchy.com/2014/02/07/big-salute-to-communism-hammer-sickle-appear-at-sochi-orifice-solution-pics/, and Kasparov’s review proceeded:
Everyone needs diversion & sports are one of the best. But when sports are exploited for authoritiarian propaganda, is important to resist.
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) https://twitter.com/Kasparov63/status/431878009436798976
As I ask you to distinguish Putin & his gang from Russia & the Russian people, also distinguish sport & athletes from political propaganda.
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) https://twitter.com/Kasparov63/status/431878790839828480
Kasparov accused NBC Sports of supplying as a mouthpiece for Putin propaganda:
Remember most people get their "news" on Sochi from NBC TV & similar, who are promoting Putin's political talking points, not only sports.
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) https://twitter.com/Kasparov63/status/431879687514910721
A few tweeters disagreed with Kasparov’s critique of NBC Sports:
I cannot watch all of the coverage in all countries of course! So your reports are important. I saw video clips of their praise for Putin.
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) https://twitter.com/Kasparov63/status/431880344368078848
So I am glad to hear some of you say it was not all one-sided. But I am also not interested in "being fair" to an authoritarian regime!
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) https://twitter.com/Kasparov63/status/431880716109246465
Kasparov besides took a jab in http://twitchy.com/2014/02/07/sochi-is-just-fail-after-fail-orifice-service-suffers-major-ring-malfunction-pics/:
Yes, you are right! I have to eat my words. Sochi is not Berlin 1936 at all. In Berlin everything went off without a hitch!
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) https://twitter.com/Kasparov63/status/431881969891553280
Assessment all Twitchy’s defense connected with Olympics http://twitchy.com/category/olympics/.