Text: Nicola Sturgeon.“Britain’s failure to tackle Russian dirty money has enabled Putin’s aggression.” The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/feb/01/ukraine-russia-vladimir-putin-boris-johnson-dirty-money
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Some elements of this text to consider:
- The use of a fairly large photo of Vladimir Putin at the top of the text. He has a somewhat cold expression on his face with fits in with how he is often depicted in news article.
- This op-ed uses longer paragraphs that are found in news articles – this is quite common.
- The op-ed is clearly aimed a reader that already has a fairly solid understanding of the situation. Make sure you can identify evidence of this in the op-ed.
- There are some examples of somewhat sophisticated language (e.g equitable, oligarchs, provenance)