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Brooks and Capehart On Death of Putin Critic Alexei Navalny

February 27, 2024

Brooks and Capehart On Death of Putin Critic Alexei Navalny

Ask students: Who did President Biden say was responsible for Alexei Navalny's death? Where (what country or countries) might Putin target for attack if Ukraine were to fall?

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Summary

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart join Geoff Bennett to discuss the week in politics, including the death of outspoken Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a main source for the Republicans’ Biden impeachment case getting indicted for lying, plus a busy week of Trump-related court news in New York and Georgia.

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Key Terms

Munich Security Conference — world's leading forum for debating international security policy

Warm Up Questions

  1. Who did President Biden say was responsible for Alexei Navalny's death?
  2. What was Navalny known for?
  3. Where (what country or countries) might Putin target for attack if Ukraine were to fall?
  4. Why do people suspect that Russian officials killed Navalny?
  5. How does David Brooks describe Putin?

Focus Questions

What do you think will be the long term impact of Navalny's death in Russia, and in the larger world?

Media literacy: What do you want to know more about the relationship between Russia and the United States? Where could you go to find out?

Alternative: See, Think, Wonder: What did you notice? What did the story make you think? What would you want to find out more about?

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What students can do:

Watch the Student Reporting Labs video and answer the following question: How can you "Be the change"?

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