No. 1 recommendation is Vladimir Sorokin's Day of the Oprichnik. It's an extremely negative outlook on my country, in which Sorokin grasps elements of Russian history and projects them into a high-tech future. Anyone who wants to learn more about Russia and what could be the outcome of [Vladimir] Putin's rule should read the book. It's dark and dystopian, but it's a part of our life.
Kasparov is the author of more than 20 books on chess