Russian political activist (and grand chessmaster) Garry Kasparov doesn’t think it’s a sure bet that Russian President Vladimir Putin finishes out his current term in Russia.
Why? He told Business Insider in a recent interview that he expects the Russian people to revolt against Putin before he is up for another term in 2018.
“The Russian economy is literally a pipeline,” Kasparov said, referring to Russia’s natural gas pipeline. “It’s not functioning, and it will not survive another term without crisis. So the moment Putin loses his ability to generate enormous amounts of cash to buy the apathy of the majority of Russians, we’ll see an uprising.”
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