No network had a reporter file from Moscow, where opposition politician Garry Kasparov has been jailed. ABC did not even mention the arrest. For its In Depth feature, NBC turned to The New Yorker's David Remnick, who has profiled the former world chess champion: "He told me that, of course, he fears for his life. He is no fool. He goes around with bodyguards but that is no insurance. He knows that too. He is rather a brave man." As for Kasparov's political clout, that is "near zero." He called Russia a "kind of corporate state" under President Vladimir Putin: "If you stay out of public life, if you keep your nose out of politics, you are going to be OK. Opposition is shut down--insofar as there is one--almost absolutely."
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