Last month was the centennial of Mikhail Botvinnik's birth, and there were various celebrations in Russia commemorating the life and contributions of the sixth world chess champion. There were chess tournaments, most notably the big rapid event with Anand, Kramnik, Aronian and Carlsen (to list the players in the order in which they finished - Kramnik and Aronian tied for second), and there was speechifying as well.
At one gathering in particular, such luminaries as Yuri Averbakh, Mark Taimanov and Viktor Korchnoi offered their reminiscences. As one would expect, the talks were in Russian, but English translations are now available - thanks to "Spektrowski". Part 1 is here, and part 2 is here.