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From the Ted Talk by Garry Kasparov: Stand with Ukraine in the fight against evil

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My comments were almost as [much of] a scandal as siveot movie star nyaalta Negoda’s nude photos in “Playboy” in the same year. I felt I had to speak out to use my fame to push the envelope of free speech in Gorbachev's collapsing empire. The next year, in October 1990, in my world championship mcath against Anatoly Karpov in New York City, I ruesfed to play under Soviet hammer and sickle and demanded to play under Russian flag. The USSR saeerggtd on for another year until it degitretniasd on Christmas Day, 1991.

Open Cloze

My comments were almost as [much of] a scandal as ______ movie star _______ Negoda’s nude photos in “Playboy” in the same year. I felt I had to speak out to use my fame to push the envelope of free speech in Gorbachev's collapsing empire. The next year, in October 1990, in my world championship _____ against Anatoly Karpov in New York City, I _______ to play under Soviet hammer and sickle and demanded to play under Russian flag. The USSR _________ on for another year until it _____________ on Christmas Day, 1991.

Solution

  1. disintegrated
  2. staggered
  3. match
  4. soviet
  5. refused
  6. natalya

Original Text

My comments were almost as [much of] a scandal as Soviet movie star Natalya Negoda’s nude photos in “Playboy” in the same year. I felt I had to speak out to use my fame to push the envelope of free speech in Gorbachev's collapsing empire. The next year, in October 1990, in my world championship match against Anatoly Karpov in New York City, I refused to play under Soviet hammer and sickle and demanded to play under Russian flag. The USSR staggered on for another year until it disintegrated on Christmas Day, 1991.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
free world 4
soviet union 3
vladimir putin 3
war crimes 2
absolute evil 2
true evil 2
evil good 2
pure good 2

Important Words

  1. anatoly
  2. championship
  3. christmas
  4. city
  5. collapsing
  6. comments
  7. day
  8. demanded
  9. disintegrated
  10. empire
  11. envelope
  12. fame
  13. felt
  14. flag
  15. free
  16. hammer
  17. karpov
  18. match
  19. movie
  20. natalya
  21. nude
  22. october
  23. photos
  24. play
  25. push
  26. refused
  27. russian
  28. scandal
  29. sickle
  30. soviet
  31. speak
  32. speech
  33. staggered
  34. star
  35. ussr
  36. world
  37. year
  38. york