After a week off, it's time to do a little blogging. We'll start with something easy, a report of an interview with Artur Yusupov (or "Jussupow", for those who only know his name through German sources). Yusupov is best known today as a trainer and author (and an excellent one at that), but in the 80s and early 90s he was also one of the world's best players, making it to the Candidates semi-finals (they played matches back then) in three consecutive cycles. Though no longer among the world's elite he still maintains an approximately 2600 rating when he plays, but his other chess duties have taken precedence for some time now.
At any rate, his career has been an interesting one, and he discusses it in some depth in this ChessPro interview. It's in Russian, but I'd recommend giving it a read with Google Translate, and there are lots of fun pictures too. There are substantial excerpts translated into English on the Chess24 website as well, so unless you can read Russian the best strategy might be to read the latter first and then skim the former (while enjoying the classic pics).