A correction in Sunday’s NYTimes about Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion: “He was born in Azarbaijan and is half-Amernian and half-Jewish.”
Kasparov was born Garik Kimovich Weinstein (Russian: Ð“Ð°Ñ€Ð¸Ðº Ð’Ð°Ð¹Ð½ÑˆÑ‚ÐµÐ¹Ð½) in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR (now Azerbaijan), Soviet Union. His father, Kim Moiseyevich Weinstein, was Russian Jewish, and his
mother, Klara Gasparian, was Armenian. Kasparov has described himself as a “self-appointed Christian”, although “very indifferent”.