All women are inferior to men.
I think Russian people are learning that democracy is not an alien thing; it's not a western invention.
I think that it's a vital moment now for Russian democracy to convince people that it's only our actions, our joined actions and protests that could force Kremlin to reconsider its plans to abolish presidential elections.
I wouldn't overestimate the importance of my popularity in the country and abroad but at the end of the day it's not as important because I believe that my presence here could make some difference and it could encourage people.
More and more people in my country recognise the dangers of having their governors appointed by Putin and having no influence in parliament because Parliament today is also following instructions from Kremlin and no longer represents its people.
Putin can't afford to leave the office because he will be in real danger of being prosecuted for things he and his people did during their stay in power.
There are many facts showing that Putin's people enriched themselves by using power mechanisms so that's why for them losing power means losing their fortunes.
Ukraine had quite serious impact on the many Russians. They could see that ordinary people in Ukraine which is a bordering state, very close to Russia, the people of this state are, they didn't want to tolerate anymore the power abuse by Ukrainian officials.
Millions like me in Russia want a free press, the rule of law, social justice, and free and fair elections. My new job is to fight for those people and to fight for these fundamental rights.
I've met enough KGB colonels in my life.
It's quite difficult for me to imagine my life without chess.
The real political life in Russia unfortunately is not in the parliament but on the streets and in the media.
It was not about losing my mental power; it's about not feeling good about my contribution to the game.
Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players: they are not great fighters.
My nature is that I have to excite myself with a big challenge.