MidnightDuffer: Viktor Baturinsky was once the Vice President of the USSR Chess Federation and former director of Moscow's Chess Club. He headed up Karpov's delegation in '78 & '81. A former Secret Police official and the author of a number of chess books, Colonel Baturinsky passed away 12-21-2002.
Apparently, the 1978 World Championship had some; how should I say, had some odd twists to it, perhaps circus atmosphere would be a proper description.
brankat: Mr.Baturinsky did a lot for the Soviet chess.
R.I.P. Victor Davidovich.
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