Islamists and Sochi - level 2
Two men claimed responsibility for two suicide bombings in Volgograd, in which 34 people died. Now, the same Islamist militant group threatened with more attacks in Sochi.
In the warning, the attacks were called “presents” for the Russian President and any tourists who visit during the Olympics. The presents will be revenge for Muslim bloodshed in countries like Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria.
The bombings in Volgograd were carried out on behalf of a group from Dagestan. Dagestan is a part of Russia where militants rebel to create an Islamist state.
The Olympic Games are important to Putin. He wants to show how far Russia’s come since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Difficult words: bloodshed (killing of a lot of people), on behalf of (as a representation of), militant (person who fights to support a political cause).
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