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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.
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Opposition leader says group being probed

MOSCOW, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The leader of an opposition party in Russia said Saturday he believes prosecutors want to declare the Left Front an extremist group.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 9, 2007.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2005 with 52 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 9, the 314th day of 2004 with 52 to follow.
By United Press International

Study: Internet security remains weak

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Colorado researchers say Internet security on some popular Web sites remains weak, an indication that experts should design sites' security systems.

Chess champ leads challenge to Putin

MOSCOW, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- An alliance of top Russian liberals has formed in Moscow with the goal to boot President Vladimir Putin from the Kremlin after 2008.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2003 with 52 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2002 with 52 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2001 with 52 to follow.
By United Press International
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Gary Kasparov
NYP2000062904- 29 JUNE 2000- NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Sting studies the chess board during his June 29, match against World Chess champion Gary Kasparov to honor World School Chess champions. mc/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Garry Kasparov (Armenian: Գարրի Կասպարով; Russian: Га́рри Ки́мович Каспа́ров; Russian pronunciation: ) (born as Garry Kimovich Weinstein on April 13, 1963, in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union; now Azerbaijan) is a Soviet / Russian former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist.

Kasparov became the youngest ever undisputed World Chess Champion in 1985. He held the official FIDE world title until 1993, when a dispute with FIDE led him to set up a rival organization, the Professional Chess Association. He continued to hold the "Classical" World Chess Championship until his defeat by Vladimir Kramnik in 2000. He is also widely known for being the first world chess champion to lose a match to a computer, when he lost to Deep Blue in 1997.

Kasparov's ratings achievements include being rated world #1 according to Elo rating almost continuously from 1986 until his retirement in 2005 and holding the all-time highest rating of 2851. He also holds records for consecutive tournament victories and Chess Oscars.

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