Russian Kasparov stopped at airport

Police prevented Russian chess champion and opposition leader Garry Kasparov from boarding a flight Friday to the city of Samara, where he planned to take part in a protest march coinciding with a Russia-EU summit, an aide said.

Russian Kasparov stopped at airport
Police prevented Russian chess champion and opposition leader Garry Kasparov from boarding a flight Friday to the city of Samara, where he planned to take part in a protest march coinciding with a Russia-EU summit, an aide said.

Police at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport took Kasparov's passport and ticket, preventing him from boarding the plane, Marina Litvinovich told The Associated Press. Another opposition leader, Eduard Limonov, was also barred from the flight, she said.

"Clearly the purpose is to prevent Garry and Limonov from making it to the march," she said from an airport waiting area at the airport. She said police had given no explanation.

Kasparov is a vocal critic of President.
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