Ventriloquism for Beginners

kirsan with putin

First Lesson: One hand grasps the controls in the back of the dummy

kirsan with putin bubbles wc match

 

Karjakin Putin

World Championship challenger Sergei Karjakin with the man who butters his bread

For more information

Valery Badmayev, Killing a JournalistKingpin, 22 November 2015

Bill Browder, Red Notice: How I Became Putin’s No. 1 Enemy (London: Transworld, 2015)

Sarah HurstCurse of Kirsan: Adventures in the Chess Underworld (Milford: Russell Enterprises, 2002)

Kingpin, Chess, Murder, Fraud1 March 2015

Kingpin, We Are Family, 27 September 2013

Ed Vulliamy, ‘The man who bought chess’Observer, 29 October 2006.

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