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Ukraine had quite serious impact on the many Russians.
by Garry Kasparov

Ukraine had quite serious impact on the many Russians.
They could see that ordinary people in Ukraine which is a bordering state,
very close to Russia, the people of this state are,
they didn't want to tolerate anymore the power abuse by Ukrainian officials.
- Garry Kasparov

I'm still number one and I just recently won a major
tournament ahead of my toughest rivals so I think I
had a few years ahead of me if I decided to stay.
- Garry Kasparov

The real political life in Russia unfortunately is
not in the parliament but on the streets and in the media.
- Garry Kasparov

I may play some exhibition games so I don't want to
quit the game of chess completely.
I just decided and it's a firm decision not to play
competitive chess anymore.
- Garry Kasparov

 

There are many ways of showing your protest and discontent
without the actions of Kremlin.
- Garry Kasparov

I learned that fighting on the chess board could also
have an impact on the political climate in the country.
- Garry Kasparov

It was not about losing my mental power;
it's about not feeling good about my contribution to the game.
- Garry Kasparov

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Chess is mental torture.
- Garry Kasparov

There are many facts showing that Putin's people enriched
themselves by using power mechanisms so that's why
for them losing power means losing their fortunes.
- Garry Kasparov

It didn't take long to recognise the shortcomings of
the Soviet regime and to see the values of the free world.
- Garry Kasparov

I think Russian people are learning that democracy is not an alien thing;
it's not a western invention.
- Garry Kasparov

Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players:
they are not great fighters.
- Garry Kasparov

It's quite difficult for me to imagine my life without chess.
- Garry Kasparov

I think Russians today have a distorted picture of capitalism,
liberal democracy and market economy.
- Garry Kasparov

I've met enough KGB colonels in my life.
- Garry Kasparov

I think our chances are not looking great today but
the only way to fail for me is just not to try.
- Garry Kasparov

Russian Parliament today is a bunch of puppets that
just fall in with the instructions from Kremlin.
- Garry Kasparov

Putin can't afford to leave the office because he will
be in real danger of being prosecuted for things he
and his people did during their stay in power.
- Garry Kasparov

I have some strategical vision, I could calculate some
few moves ahead and I have an intellect that is badly
missed in the country which is run by generals and colonels.
- Garry Kasparov

We have to stop the propaganda, the shameful propaganda
used by Kremlin to rehabilitate these old types.
- Garry Kasparov

I think we have very steady records of President Putin,
who inherited the country with democratic values.
- Garry Kasparov

If you make a decision to fight for future of your
own country you have to consider all the consequences.
- Garry Kasparov

I have some security that could protect me against
provocations but of course there are more terrible
actions that could not be stopped by any security.
- Garry Kasparov

More and more people in my country recognise the dangers
of having their governors appointed by Putin and having
no influence in parliament because Parliament today
is also following instructions from Kremlin and no
longer represents its people.
- Garry Kasparov

I think that it's a vital moment now for Russian democracy
to convince people that it's only our actions,
our joined actions and protests that could force Kremlin
to reconsider its plans to abolish presidential elections.
- Garry Kasparov

I wouldn't overestimate the importance of my popularity
in the country and abroad but at the end of the day
it's not as important because I believe that my presence
here could make some difference and it could encourage people.
- Garry Kasparov

The only successor to President Putin is President
Putin himself and we could of course dream about President
Putin stepping down voluntarily and picking out successor
which would be probably as bad as him.
- Garry Kasparov

There is only one conflict in Ukraine today and it
is between the regime and the people.
- Viktor Yushchenko

Ukraine must once again be revered and respected by
its citizens as well as the East and the West.
- Viktor Yushchenko

I had one companion.
He was a teacher from the Ukraine who spoke English
so we could communicate a bit.
I learnt a few Russian words, but it was hard to concentrate.
- Mathias Rust

I grew up in the Ukraine 'til I was about 7,
and then I moved to L.A.
- Mila Kunis

We must improve our lives and we will do it together -
all of our citizens and myself as president of Ukraine.
- Viktor Yanukovych

Ukraine has been a strong partner to the United States
on international initiatives and a committed ally in
fighting the War on Terrorism.
- Vito Fossella

The demonstrators in Ukraine will persevere and succeed,
or grow tired, cold and fade.
- Bob Schaffer

The recent history of Ukraine is replete with dead journalists,
beaten journalists, news agencies being shut down,
and politicians being injured or killed.
Most are killed in mysterious auto accidents.
- Bob Schaffer

As long as the opposition believes the world will stand
with Ukraine's democrat reformers,
they will have the leverage and the courage to establish
a legitimate republic under the leadership of Viktor Yushchenko.
- Bob Schaffer

Thirteen years after the end of the Soviet Union,
the American press establishment seemed eager to turn
Ukraine's protested presidential election on November
21 into a new cold war with Russia.
- Stephen Cohen

Ukraine is also successfully moving toward democracy
and making progress expanding freedoms and rights to its people.
We can help Ukraine achieve these goals and improve
its economy by normalizing trade relations.
- Vito Fossella

The Western media tends to place a lot of emphasis
on official institutions in Ukraine such as its supreme court,
the central election commission, and the parliament.
In reality, the people of Ukraine now control their destiny.
- Bob Schaffer

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach


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