Hopes for peaceful Russian transition fade with Nemtsov: Kasparov

March 2, 2015 4:31 AM

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Hopes for peaceful Russian transition fade with Nemtsov: Kasparov

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has dampened any hope for a peaceful political transition in Russia away from President Vladimir Putin's government, Garry Kasparov, a prominent opposition voice, said in an interview on Sunday.

Kasparov, a former world chess champion who lives in self-imposed exile in the United States, offered a gloomy outlook for Russia's political opposition after Nemtsov was shot dead meters from the Kremlin late on Friday.

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