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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kasparov, Limonov At Samara March

Former chess champion Garry Kasparov and Eduard Limonov, founder of the banned National Bolshevik Party, will take part in the Dissenters' March to be held in Samara during a Russia-EU summit Friday, Kasparov's spokeswoman said Monday.

Samara authorities on Friday granted permission for the opposition march to be held, reversing a previous decision.

Kasparov's spokeswoman, Marina Litvinovich, said the reversal was a "key factor" in Kasparov's and Limonov's decision to participate in the march.

"It's simple: More people will take notice if Kasparov and Limonov are there," Litvinovich said.

The march is timed to coincide with the Russia-EU summit, which President Vladimir Putin will host at the Volga resort of Volzhsky Utyos near Samara.

The Federal Security Service, meanwhile, questioned Limonov on Monday over an interview published April 5 in Gazeta. Limonov said he denied FSB claims that he called for Chechnya to withdraw from Russia in the interview.