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Svetlana Alexievich was awarded the Nobel Prize because Swedes envy Russian victory in the battle of Poltava

Summary of Disinformation

The underlying message of Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich works was that Soviet people had only egoistic aims and that nothing heroic happened in the Soviet history. The 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to her because of the Swedes’ envy of the Russian victory in the Great Northern War’s battle of Poltava.

Teleskop, [23 January 2019]

No evidence given. This allegation is one of many others which aim to discredit the writers known for their critical views on Soviet or Kremlin policies.

The process of nomination and selection of Nobel Prize in Literature laureates is described in detail here.


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Reported in: Issue 134
Date: 28.01.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Belarus
Keywords: Historical revisionism
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Teleskop
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