Madeleine Albright dies – level 2
Last week, Madeleine Albright died at the age of 84. Albright was born in former Czechoslovakia, and she immigrated to the US during World War II.
She was the first woman to become the US Secretary of State. She became a top diplomat of Bill Clinton’s government. During the genocides in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina, she showed how strong she was.
In 2000, she visited North Korea to meet the Communist leader Kim Jong-il, and in the same year, she met with the Russian President Vladimir Putin. One day before Russia attacked Ukraine, Albright wrote an article for New York Times and criticized Putin. She wrote that Ukraine was an independent country, and everyone had to accept that.
Albright became popular with young women, and she inspired them to find a good job and fight for their rights.
Difficult words: Secretary of State (the boss of a government department which works with other countries), diplomat (an official who works for a country in another place), genocide (the killing of many people of the same country or group).
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