Karpov goes politics, to enter Russian parliament

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It was briefly mentioned in a press release from Saint Louis, and today the confirmation came: Anatoly Karpov is going politics. WhyChess quotes a number of Russian language sources that brought the news today: The 12th World Chess Champion is

running to stand for election to the Russian parliament, where he would represent Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party.

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