Alexei Navalny dies – level 3

20-02-2024 07:00

Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny died in custody after collapsing during a walk at the ‘Polar Wolf’ Arctic penal colony, where he was serving a lengthy sentence.

The death of Navalny, known for his anti-corruption activism, has drawn condemnation from Western leaders, who hold Russia accountable. Navalny’s demise leaves a significant void in the Russian opposition landscape as President Putin solidifies his grip on power. Western officials, including US President Biden, have denounced Russia’s role in Navalny’s death.

Navalny’s sudden demise has sparked allegations of foul play, though authorities haven’t confirmed the cause of death. Despite Navalny’s passing, his legacy as a prominent critic of Putin’s regime endures, inspiring hope for change among some segments of Russian society.

Difficult words: void (an empty space), solidify (make stronger), foul play (criminal or violent behavior that results in someone’s death).

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