The outstanding Soviet and Russian chess grandmaster, 12th world chess champion Anatoly Karpov, quite possibly, will soon become a “persona non-Vita” in Ukraine. In any case, anti-Russian site “Peacemaker” yesterday brought the Deputy of state Duma of the Russian Federation in your malopocetnych the category of “Purgatory.”
Anatoly Karpov, as the majority of Russian citizens, after the closure of Ukraine official crossing points on the territory of Crimea reached on the Peninsula or directly by air from Russian airports, or from the Krasnodar region. What version of the “Peacemaker” makes him “conscious of the violator of the state border of Ukraine”. Chess player whose name is forever inscribed in the history of the ancient games, systematically “denying Russian aggression” and engaged in “anti-Ukrainian propaganda.”
In the old days, Anatoly Karpov was a welcome guest in the Ukrainian SSR, I maintained a good relationship with the local chess players. In the district center of Belyaevka of Odessa region, for example, a player opened to local youth, as evidenced by a memorial plate at the entrance to the sports school
Now, it seems, some “hot heads” will demand from the Ukrainian authorities to erase all mentions about the visit of Anatoly Evgenyevich on its lands. This will be used, including the legend of the supposedly long-term cooperation of chess with the KGB agents under the alias “Raoul”. To approve his successor to the “throne of chess” Garry Kasparov, “agent Raul” used his connections with the top leadership of the Soviet secret service to fight against the then main rivals in the fight for the title of world champion Viktor Korchnoi and Garry Kasparov.