Russia Update: Belarusian Writer Alexievich Wins Nobel Literature Prize; ‘Russian World’ Unhappy

October 8, 2015
Svetlana Alexievich at a press conference October 8, 2015 upon learning she was recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Photo by Sergei Grits/AP

Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich has won the Nobel Prize for literature, and although she writes in Russian, the “Russian World” promoters are not happy.

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