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author: Paul Wozniak

CS:GO Helps Alexei Navalny's Rehabilitation

The Russian oppositionist Alexei Navalny is playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with his son as part of rehabilitation after being poisoned. The game helps him regain his motor skills and reflexes.

On August 20 this year, Russian oppositionist Alexei Navalny was poisoned. Shortly after an attempt on his life, the politician, at the request of his family, was transferred to a clinic in Berlin, where he was treated for a month. Now his health is slowly returning to normal and it turns out that part of his rehabilitation consists of playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with his son Zachar.

An extensive interview with Nawalny appeared yesterday on one of Russia's most popular YouTube channels, wDudz, in which the politician talks about fighting the poison and returning to normal life. At around 27th minute, he talks about how he started using the computer again and how his son decided to train him a bit in CS. The game is said to help him regain his motor skills and reflexes, and Navalny himself admitted that this is a great way to train.

Navalny: The day before yesterday I started using the computer, I started writing, it looks very funny. Zachar trains me in Counter-Strike. It's a great thing.

wDudz: It's good for motor skills.

Navy: For motor skills and reflexes. It's like stairs. If you're lucky and have good doctors, you can crawl your way to full recovery.

You can watch all this in the video above, although it's worth remembering that it's in Russian and hasn't been translated into English yet. However, if you are interested in Navalny's well-being and his recovery, this interview is probably the best source of information.

Last update: 2020-10-07

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