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A Ukrainian driver offers to tow a fuel-free tank back to Russia. "Do you have any idea where you're going?"

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The Russian Federation continued its attacks on Friday night to Saturday, including this morning, on several Ukrainian cities and the capital Kiev. Ukrainian officials say cruise missiles have been launched into Ukraine from the Black Sea. They reported several casualties among Russian forces. The Russian army's attacks hit a block of flats in central Kiev on Saturday morning. Meanwhile, President Zelensky reports from the center of the capital that the army will not surrender.

A dialogue between a Ukrainian driver and several Russian soldiers went viral on the Internet, after the Ukrainian offered to tow them the tank without fuel back to Russia.

The dialogue was filmed from the Ukrainian's car, which stops next to a tank on the side of the road. The video posted on social media went viral immediately.

Ukrainian driver: - Did something happen to you guys? It broke?

Russian soldiers: - I ran out of diesel.

Ukrainian driver: - Can I tow you back to Russia?

Russian soldiers: [Laughter]

Ukrainian driver: - Do you have any idea where you are going?

Russian soldiers: - No, no. In Kiev, damn it. What do I say on the news?

Ukrainian driver: - Everything is on our side, you surrender and you are prisoners, because you do not know where you are going ... I asked a whole convoy, people like you: no one knew where he was and where he was going.

The Russian Federation continued its attacks on Friday night to Saturday, including this morning, on several Ukrainian cities and the capital Kiev. Ukrainian officials say cruise missiles have been launched into Ukraine from the Black Sea. They reported several casualties among Russian forces. The Russian army's attacks hit a block of flats in central Kiev on Saturday morning. Meanwhile, President Zelensky reports from the center of the capital that the army will not surrender.

Russia is facing problems in its invasion of Ukraine, a NATO military official was quoted as saying by CNN. He says that the Russians are behind the program and that the situation is starting to get out of control.

The Russians "have problems. I'm in a fuel crisis, it's moving too slowly, and morale is obviously a hindrance, "the official was quoted as saying by CNN.

Ukrainian authorities have also begun dismantling traffic signs indicating directions to localities to make it more difficult for the Russian military to orient and move.

At the same time, the Ukrainian road company appealed to the population to lend a helping hand. People were asked to walk near the place where they live and to dismantle the road signs.

Europe is continuing its efforts to help Ukraine, which is at war with the Russian Federation. The Belgian prime minister has announced that his country will send 2,000 assault weapons and more than 3,800 tonnes of fuel.

Immediately after the announcement by Belgium, Slovakia also announced a new batch of aid. Authorities in Bratislava have announced that they will send 12,000 120 mm mortars, 10,000 tons of fuel, 2,400 tons of kerosene and two Bozena mine complexes.

Also today, the German Chancellor announced that he would allow allied countries to send German-made weapons to Ukraine.

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European leaders were shocked after the last video conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who addressed them as if he had said goodbye to them, Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said on Friday.

"It was a very emotional discussion. President Zelensky, who was in a bunker, appeared and said, "I don't know if I'll ever see you again, because I'm on Russia's list of targets," Kiril Petkov said in a statement with journalists on the eve of the extraordinary EU summit, which takes place on Friday.

"You are shaking, because this man, who is asking for help and support, may not be alive for the next 48 hours. It shook us all, because it's one thing to see victims as statistics on TV and it's another to look into the eyes of someone for whom survival is a matter of hours, "Petkov said.

He went on to say that no EU member state was really prepared for Russia's massive invasion of Ukraine.

"No European leader expected such a massive attack. Russian tanks were expected to enter the provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk, but no one expected such a massive attack, with so many casualties. One-third of the Ukrainian army has already been destroyed, "he said.

"Young people from both sides die because of a leader who sits at a long table and makes decisions"

"If it had been a partial invasion, we might have imposed easier measures. But in the current situation, there was no voice at the table calling for light measures ", Petkov detailed.

He says Russian troops sent to Ukraine did not know about the operation and thought it was an exercise.

"Young people from both sides are dying because of a leader who sits at a long table and makes decisions. These sanctions will not affect Putin, but we cannot stand idly by, "Petkov said.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the Ukrainian military to turn its weapons against its own government. He reiterated false allegations that the Ukrainian authorities were "drug addicts" and "neo-Nazis".

"I once again addressed the soldiers of the Ukrainian army. Do not allow neo-Nazis to use your children, your wives, your elders as living shields. Take power in your hands. We will get along much better with you than with this bunch of drug addicts and neo-Nazis who took action in Kiev and took the entire Ukrainian people hostage, "Putin said in a speech after the Security Council meeting.

"I want to appreciate the action of the Russian soldiers and officers at the highest level. They act with great courage, professionalism and heroism, fulfilling their military duty, and defending our people and our homeland, "he added.

Putin used the theme of "denazification" of Ukraine to justify invading the country.

The Russian Federation is attacking Ukraine on several fronts. Heavy fighting is raging between the Russians and Ukrainian forces after Putin sent his army to attack from three directions. Several major cities were attacked with missiles, including Kiev, Kharkov, Mariupol and Odessa.

The president of the country, Volodymyr Zelensky, announced a general mobilization. "We are defending our country on our own this morning," Zelensky said in a statement on public television. The West has announced new harsh sanctions on Russia, condemning the attack on Ukraine. In Russia, thousands of people have been arrested after taking to the streets of major cities to protest the invasion of Ukraine.

Former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is ready to defend Kiev along with the military and civilians. Asked by CNN what his intentions are in the event of an attack, the former Ukrainian leader showed reporters his weapon, a Kalashnikov assault rifle.

He said he was ready to defend the city at any cost, even if he did not have the military equipment to fight.

"Putin is crazy to come here and kill us," Poroshenko added.

The former president said that many people come to enlist to defend the capital, even if the weapons they have are few.

"It's exciting and it's clear evidence that the people of Ukraine hate Putin," he said.

Asked how long they would last, Poroshenko replied: "Forever. Putin will never conquer Ukraine, no matter how many soldiers, missiles and nuclear weapons he has. We are a free people with a great European future. "

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The Russian Federation attacks Ukraine on several fronts, after the first day of the invasion the balance was a tragic one with dead and wounded. Heavy fighting is raging between the Russians and Ukrainian forces after Putin sent his army to attack from three directions. Several major cities were attacked with missiles, including Kiev, Kharkov, Mariupol and Odessa.


Heavy explosions were heard in Kiev on Friday morning, and Ukrainian forces shot down a Russian plane. Ukrainians in the capital and the second largest city, Kharkov, took refuge in the subway. The president of the country, Volodymyr Zelenski, announced a general mobilization. "We are defending our country on our own this morning," Zelenski said in a statement on public television. The West has announced new harsh sanctions on Russia, condemning the attack on Ukraine. In Russia, thousands of people have been arrested after taking to the streets of major cities to protest the invasion of Ukraine.


Main information of the day:


  • The Russians entered several areas on the outskirts of the capital, Kiev.
  • Civilians in Kiev receive Molotov cocktails.
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of war crimes, and the EU wants to freeze Putin and Lavrov's accounts.
  • Heavy fighting continues between Russians and Ukrainian forces in several regions. More than 2,800 Russian soldiers have been killed.
  • A rocket hit a Moldovan ship in the Black Sea. Another hit a ship under the Panama flag, which caught fire.
  • Putin calls on the Ukrainian military to turn its weapons around and fight for it.
  • Bucharest had a format meeting before a NATO meeting.
  • The Ukrainian army is being targeted by hackers in Belarus
  • Russian artillery fires again on the city of Kharkov. Russian tanks are heading for Mariupol, while a Russian amphibious operation is taking place on the Sea of ​​Azov.
  • The Council of Europe has suspended Russia.
  • USA: A quarter of Russian troops massed at the border are now in Ukraine.
  • Russia is also threatening Finland and Sweden.
  • The attack on Odessa began.
  • NATO emergency meeting. The Allies decided to send more troops to Eastern Europe.
  • Stoltenberg: The Kremlin's goals are not limited to Ukraine.


NATO is deploying a rapid reaction force for the first time


NATO is deploying elements of its rapid reaction force and will continue to send weapons to Ukraine, including air defense, North Atlantic Alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced on Friday night.



Putin and Lavrov have been put on the EU-UK sanctions list


UPDATE 25 FEBRUARY 20:20 The EU and Britain will freeze the assets of Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister Sergei Lavrov after the invasion of Ukraine. The announcement of European sanctions was made by the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell.




Large-scale protests in Tbilisi, Georgia


UPDATE FEBRUARY 25 8:15 In Tbilisi, tens of thousands of people took to the streets to protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


The protests, however, took on an anti-government tone due to the lack of response from the authorities to the Russian invasion.


Protesters' anger escalated after Prime Minister Irakli Gharibasvhili promised that Georgia would not join Western sanctions against Russia, even as he visited a memorial to Georgian soldiers killed by the Soviet army in 1921.




Odessa, attacked again by the Russians


Russian forces have launched a new attack in southeastern Ukraine. The city of Odessa is under rocket attack. The city's anti-aircraft system opened fire. Witnesses say Ukrainians are preparing for a massive attack by Russian planes.




UN: More than 50,000 refugees left Ukraine in 48 hours


More than 50,000 Ukrainian refugees have left the country in less than 48 hours, according to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.


Most went to Poland and the Republic of Moldova, according to CNN. "Many are heading for the border. We truly thank the governments and people of the countries that keep their borders open and receive refugees, "he wrote on Twitter.


The UN agency is stepping up its operations in Ukraine and neighboring countries to help refugees.



Zelensky and leaders in Kiev, emotional message from the center of the besieged capital: We are here, we are defending Ukraine's independence


Volodymyr Zelensky came out of the bunker in which he is taking shelter, along with other administration leaders, to send a message from the streets of Kiev. "The party leader is here, the head of the president's office is here, the prime minister is here. We are all here to defend our independence, we are defending Ukraine ", said the President of Ukraine.


Zelensky's message comes in the context of heavy fighting between Russians and Ukrainians on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital. The forces of the Russian Federation have the mission to occupy Kiev in order to forcefully change the country's administration.




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With Putin's threats on nuclear weapons, people have begun to worry and turn to Google for answers to questions about human safety and the damage that can be caused by a nuclear weapon. Bemorepanda has collected the 20 most frequently asked questions on Google in the last few days.


A nuclear bomb is an explosive weapon that uses nuclear reactions, either by nuclear fission or by fusion. These weapons can release huge amounts of energy, causing widespread destruction and death from a small amount of matter.


Nuclear weapons were first developed and used during World War II. J. Robert Oppenheimer led a scientific team that developed the first nuclear weapons. These weapons are extremely destructive and a bomb has the potential to kill millions of people and destroy the entire city.


Weapons work by releasing energy stored in the nuclei of atoms; large amounts of energy can be released from a relatively small amount of matter. There are two types of nuclear weapons: fission and thermonuclear. Fission bombs release energy through fission reactions when heavy nuclei are split into lighter nuclei, releasing energy. Thermonuclear bombs (also known as hydrogen bombs or H-Bombs) use both fission and fusion reactions. Fission reactions are used to trigger fusion reactions. A fusion reaction is when two light nuclei are combined to form a heavier nucleus. Most modern thermonuclear weapons use a reaction between two isotopes of hydrogen: deuterium and tritium. Most modern weapons are thermonuclear because they are more effective.


Top 20 questions about Nuclear Weapons



To date, two nuclear weapons have been used by the United States during the war. Towards the end of World War II, two bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The bombings killed 120,000 people, mostly civilians. The bomb dropped on Hiroshima, with an explosive impact of 15,000 tons of TNT, which destroyed 70% of the city's buildings. Ninety percent of the people at a distance of 500 meters from the explosion died of severe burns or high doses of radiation within three weeks. Those who survived the attack were more likely to have cancer than those who were not in town. The use of these bombs led to the end of World War II, but their use is still debated.


Countries that have nuclear weapons have them mainly as a deterrent. Having only nuclear weapons and threatening to use them is considered sufficient to prevent a country from attacking. There are currently nine countries considered to have nuclear weapons, with Russia and the United States having the majority of weapons. Many countries and international organizations, such as the United Nations, are calling for a reduction in the number of nuclear weapons or even complete international disarmament.


The hydrogen bomb is by far the most important weapon of mass destruction that man has ever invented. It is the most powerful type of nuclear weapon, even 2,000 times more powerful than the bombs detonated in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


The difference between a regular atomic bomb and a hydrogen bomb is the type of reaction. Type A atomic bombs release energy accumulated through the fission process (spontaneous or induced phenomenon of cleavage of a heavy atomic nucleus in several products with very high kinetic masses), while hydrogen bombs act by fusing the nuclei of tritium and deuterium. is, according to the explanatory dictionary, a nuclear reaction of merging two light nuclei to form a heavier nucleus).



1. How many nuclear bomb does Russia have?


Russia has the largest known nuclear arsenal in the world, with over 6,200 total weapons— roughly 1,458 strategic warheads on 527 ballistic missiles; 4,500 other warheads; and another 1,750 awaiting decommissioning.


2. Does Russia have a nuclear bomb?


The Federation of American Scientists estimates that Russia has 5,977 nuclear warheads, more than any other country. Of these, 1,588 are deployed and ready for use. Its missiles can be fired from land, by submarines and by airplanes.


3. How many nukes does Russia have in 2022?

4,477 nuclear warheads


Hans M Kristensen and Matt Korda, writing for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, stated: "As of early 2022, we estimate that Russia has a stockpile of approximately 4,477 nuclear warheads assigned for use by long-range strategic launchers and shorter-range tactical nuclear forces.


4. Who has the largest nuclear arsenal?



Russia has more nuclear weapons than any other nation on Earth, according to Hans Kristensen, director of the nuclear information project at the Federation of American Scientists. "We estimate that they have about 4,500 or so nuclear warheads in their military stockpile," he says.


5. Can Russia's nuclear weapons reach the United States?


New START limits all Russian deployed intercontinental-range nuclear weapons, including every Russian nuclear warhead that is loaded onto an intercontinental-range ballistic missile that can reach the United States in approximately 30 minutes.


6. Who gave the atomic bomb to Russia?

Klaus Fuchs


Klaus Fuchs, Physicist Who Gave Atomic Secrets to the Soviet, Dies at 76.


7. How many nuclear weapons does the US and Russia have?


The exact number of nuclear warheads is a state secret and is therefore a matter of guesswork. As of 2022, the Federation of American Scientists estimates that Russia possesses 5,977 nuclear weapons, while the United States has 5,428; Russia and the U.S. each have about 1,600 active deployed strategic nuclear warheads.


8. How many nuclear weapons does the US have?

5,550 nuclear weapons


The United States follows with 5,550 nuclear weapons in total, of which 1,389 are active, 2,361 are available, and 1,800 are retired.


9. Which countries have nuclear weapons in 2022?

Countries With Nuclear Weapons 2022


Russia - 6,255 nuclear warheads.

United States of America - 5,550 nuclear warheads.

China - 350 nuclear warheads.

France - 290 nuclear warheads.

United Kingdom - 225 nuclear warheads.

Pakistan - 165 nuclear warheads.

India - 156 nuclear warheads.

Israel - 90 nuclear warheads.


10. Can nuclear weapons be destroyed?


The only way to completely eliminate nuclear risks is to eliminate nuclear weapons from the planet. Roughly 9,000 nuclear weapons are hidden away in bunkers and missile siloes, stored in warehouses, at airfields and naval bases, and carried by dozens of submarines across the world.


11. Who has the largest nuclear weapon?



Russia has the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the world, but they are far from the only country with such deadly weapons at their command. Currently, the total number of global nuclear weapons is believed to be around 13,000.


12. Who has the best missiles in the world?


The DF-41 is currently the most powerful Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), developed in China. It is one of the deadliest ICBMs in the world. It is based on an 8-axle launcher vehicle and is similar in concept to Russian road-mobile ICBMs such as Topol-M and Yars.


13. Would a nuclear war destroy the world?


Such an attack would almost certainly destroy the entire economic, social, and military infrastructure of the target nation, and would probably have a devastating effect on Earth's biosphere.


14. Is Ukraine a nuclear weapon?


Kazakhstan has since acceded to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Ukraine has acceded to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Ukraine inherited "as many as 3,000" nuclear weapons when it became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991, making its nuclear arsenal the third-largest in the world.


15. What defense does the US have against nuclear weapons?

Ground-based Midcourse Defense


Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) is the only system currently deployed to defend the continental U.S., with 44 interceptors based in Alaska and California.


16. How did the Russians get nuclear technology?


The Soviets started experimenting with nuclear technology in 1943, and first tested a nuclear weapon in August 1949. Many of the fission-based devices left behind radioactive isotopes which have contaminated air, water and soil in the areas immediately surrounding, downwind and downstream of the blast site.


17. What cities would be nuked first?


Dr. Redlener identified six cities that have the greatest likelihood of being attacked: New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Houston.


18. Which country has the best defense system?


1) United States. Despite sequestration and other spending cuts, the United States spends more money — $601 billion — on defense than the next nine countries on Credit Suisse's index combined.


19. Can a nuclear war be won?


A weapon that can lead to self-destruction is not a weapon that can be used strategically. US President Reagan put it in clear words at the height of the Cold War: “A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. The only value in our two nations possessing nuclear weapons is to make sure they will never be used.


20. How powerful is a nuclear bomb?


Drozdenko said US nukes generally had explosive yields equivalent to about 300 kilotons of TNT, while Russian nukes tended to range from 50 to 100 kilotons to 500 to 800 kilotons, though each country has more powerful nuclear weapons.




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Ukrainians are shocked and horrified by what is happening to them. Sirens are heard in Kiev, and people are fleeing the city. Images appeared with huge columns of cars blocking the highway at the exit from Kiev. Meanwhile, others have taken refuge in subway stations or are kneeling on the streets.

Several people from Kiev rushed to the underground subway stations to take shelter. Others boarded buses to leave the city.

On social media, people send messages saying that they are panicking and that they are trying to get to anti-aircraft shelters and basements as soon as possible. Reporters filmed groups of people praying on the street, kneeling.

In addition to panic, Ukrainians are creating videos with the slogan "My Home. My Ukraine." These videos are profound and painful. People want peace and a future for their children. Ukraine is truly a beautiful country, with many places where nature fills your soul, and the picturesque views are breathtaking. A country full of traditions, color and greenery. Ukraine is the home of its nation, and at this time, many will lose their homes as a result of the bombings, people are forced to leave their homes, to flee their country.

My home. My Ukraine

The first bombings took place just after 5 o'clock in the morning.

Residents of Kiev were told to stay in their homes and prepare a bag with the essentials in case they should leave urgently.

In the city, red arrows have been drawn on several walls indicating the locations of the nearest anti-aircraft shelters. These insignia have existed since 2014, and now they have been marked once again with intense color, so that they can be easily observed.

At 6:18 a.m., two hours before the start of the school day, the parents of the children attending the Ivan Franko school in central Kiev received a message to keep the children at home and that the classes would be held online.

Residents of Ukraine's capital, Kiev, woke up to explosions and sirens on Thursday morning, and the city panicked: many tried to seek shelter, while others fled the town. Even after weeks of warnings from Ukrainian and Western leaders that a Russian attack was imminent, some Kiev residents were caught unprepared.

Many people rushed to anti-aircraft shelters or subway stations to take shelter. Others sat in long queues at banks, supermarkets, or gas stations. Some fled west by car.

"I didn't expect that. I didn't think anything would happen until this morning," said Nikita, a 34-year-old marketer as she waited in a long line at a bottle stack. of water in the shopping cart. "I am a healthy adult. I packed my bags, bought food and stayed home with my family," he said.

Other residents were determined to move to western Ukraine, which they considered relatively safe. During the morning, traffic was blocked on the four lanes of the main road to the western city of Lviv. The cars were parked side by side for tens of kilometers, according to witnesses quoted by Reuters.

Among those who tried to leave is 31-year-old Alex Svitelskyi, who says he wants to take his parents out of town. He is also worried about his sister: "I want her away from here."

The effects of the attacks were immediately apparent in Ukraine. In addition to the affected buildings in various cities, in the capital Kiev people did their best to leave. Queues formed at ATMs, supermarkets and gas stations, while thousands of cars crowded out of town. An extremely affected area was also near Kharkov, in the city of Chiuhiv, where a blockade was devastated by a Russian rocket.

"Fighting is taking place in almost the entire territory of Ukraine. So far, 203 Russian military attacks have been reported," the Ukrainian National Police said.

Armored columns are now heading for Kiev after fighting took place at the Hostomel air base on the northern outskirts of the Ukrainian capital.

Ukrainian citizens have begun withdrawing money from ATMs and stockpiling supplies. According to their testimonies, the internet networks have already started to be affected.

People explained that the authorities asked the people not to leave the houses and, if necessary, to take shelter in the basements. "There was a real panic and people started to leave Kiev. They bought products, withdrew money from ATMs. City officials are trying to stop the panic by asking people to stay indoors and, if necessary, go down to basements or bomb shelters. The sirens sounded in the streets several times. There are constant explosions and fires. "

In Lutsk, the fire station was damaged, no one was injured. One person was injured when the airport was bombed. An "air raid" was reported in Poltava. Fire in the military depots in the village. Raduşinţi (Poltava region). At Khmelnitsky, a shell hit the runway of a military airfield. In Nijin, six people woke up under the rubble of the airfield, they are working for their release.

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Gari Kasparov, multiple world chess champion in the 1980s and 1990s, was involved in Russian political life until 2013, when he decided to leave for the United States.


The GrandMaster of Chess, who has been warning since 2015, when he launched the book “Winter is Coming. Why should Vladimir Putin and the enemies of the free world be stopped "that Ukraine is in danger, he presented on Twitter how the Russian president, who approved the siege of the neighboring country, could be stopped, which led to painful images and protests. in the whole world.


A world champion has shown how Vladimir Putin can be stopped

"Okay, after years of ignoring my warnings, I just heard 'Gari, you were right!' I will repeat what I said then. Here are my recommendations:


  • Support Ukraine militarily immediately. Through weapons, information, and technology. Putin's war machine must go bankrupt.
  • Freeze the finances of Russia and its allies. Take Russia out of every financial and international institution!
  • Withdraw all Russian ambassadors. No more talking. The new unified message is: 'Stop or you will be permanently isolated'.
  • Ban all elements of Putin's global propaganda machine. Stop helping the dictator spread lies and hatred.
  • Unmask and act against Putin's lackeys! If Schroder (a German politician) and his men continue to work for Putin, make accusations!
  • Replace Russian oil and gas. Pressure on OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), to increase production. You can't save the planet if you don't save the people on it.
  • Recognize that there will be costs and sacrifices. I waited a long time, the price is high, but it will increase from now on. It's time to dump her and move on. "



What would be Vladimir Putin's "Achilles' heel"?


The current president of the Foundation for Human Rights also said what is the "Achilles' heel" of Vladimir Putin, namely the accounts of the "free world", "weapon" that can now be used against him.


"Putin's Achilles heel is that he and his clique keep their money in the free world, which they say they despise. That's how they came to spread corruption, but they also offered a weapon against them, if we are willing to use it, "wrote Gary Kasparov.


Garry Kasparov, born Vajnštejn (Baku, April 13, 1963), is a Russian chess player and activist of Croatian nationality, until 1991 Soviet, in 2014 he obtained Croatian citizenship. A great teacher, he was world champion from 1985 to 2000 (until 1991 for the USSR, then for Russia). After winning the title at the age of 22 years and 210 days, he is the youngest to win the global world title. Due to a long history of victories and confirmations as a world champion, he is considered one of the best chess players in history.



In April 2021, it launched the Kasparov chess server in collaboration with the French company Vivendi. The site will cover the broadcast of the Grand Chess Tour in 2021. Kasparov founded a company and a site of the same name between 1999 and 2000, raising a significant amount from investors and creditors, but the operation failed. the site closed a few years later. In 2002, Israel's first international bank sued Kasparov in Delaware, claiming unlimited rights to the Russian champion's name and image in exchange for the lost investment, but the lawsuit was rejected by US justice.


At the 1988 Thessaloniki Olympics, Kasparov managed to repeat the triumph two years earlier, winning all three golds he could aspire to (team gold, individual in the first table with 8.5 / 10 and Elo performance). In the same year he won the tournaments in Amsterdam with a score of 9/12, Belfort with 11.5 / 15 and the Soviet championship with 11.5 / 17 (equaled with the eternal rival Karpov). During the four years 1985-1988 he won the chess Oscar four times out of four, bringing his total to 6, before the interruption of the trophy that would last until 1994. The following year he won several prestigious tournaments: in Barcelona, ​​Skellefteå, Belgrade and especially for the first time at the Tilburg Chess Tournament. He also played a two-game challenge against the Deep Thought supercomputer, clearly winning both games.



In 1990, Kasparov won the Linares Tournament for the first time and prepared to defend his world title again. His eternal opponent Karpov once again showed his vigor and strength, facing the tournament of the candidates on an equal footing with the other title contenders (in 1987 he was favored as former world champion, qualifying directly in the final), winning it. The two met for the fifth time in six years; The match took place between New York and Lyon between October 8 and December 30. This time the challenge, although fought, turned out to be less interesting than the previous ones, in fact Kasparov went 4-2 in the twentieth game. Skating on the 21st and 22nd he was sure that he would keep the title (the draw favored him as champion), however Karpov was honored by winning the 23rd game closing the match with a minimum difference of 12.5-11.5.



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