Poison in Tea – level 2
On August 20, Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, flew from Tomsk, Siberia, to Moscow, Russia. He drank hot tea at the airport. During the flight, he started to feel sick. He felt so bad, that the pilots had to land in Omsk, Russia.
Navalny fell into a coma and he ended up in a hospital in Berlin, Germany. Doctors say that the situation is serious; however, they think that Navalny can survive the attack.
Last week, German officials said that doctors found Novichok in Navalny’s body. Novichok is a nerve gas, and it comes from Soviet laboratories. Germany asked Russia to explain the situation.
Navalny’s supporters believe that the Russian president planned the attack. However, he said that it is not true.
Difficult words: opposition (people in government who are against the main government party), coma (a situation when a person cannot wake up, and he does not react to anything), nerve gas (a chemical that is very dangerous to people, and soldiers sometimes use it), Soviet (a name for Russia when it was a Communist country).
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