Alexei Navalny dies – level 2

20-02-2024 07:00

Alexei Navalny, a big critic of Russian President Putin, died after collapsing during a walk at the Arctic prison.

Western leaders, including US President Biden, criticized Russia for Navalny’s death. They believe that Putin’s actions led to Navalny’s death. Navalny became popular for showing corruption in Putin’s government, which gave hope to some Russians for changes in politics.

Navalny’s sudden death leaves a significant gap in Russia’s opposition movement because he was its leading figure. Russian officials didn’t confirm the cause of Navalny’s death, but many people suspect that he didn’t die naturally.

Difficult words: critic (a person who openly says negative things about someone or something), corruption (dishonest behavior of people in politics or other people in power), significant (important, big).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

How did Navalny's death impact the opposition movement in Russia, and what do Western leaders believe was the cause of his sudden passing?


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