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Who is Nobel literature prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich?

The Belarusian investigative journalist has written about Russia's darkest moments

By Sameer Rahim  
Belarusian journalist and Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Belarusian journalist and Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich (© AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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Who is Svetlana Alexievich?

Svetlana Alexievich was born in Ukraine on 31st May 1948 to a Ukrainian mother and Belarusian father. Her family moved to Belarus, which was then a Soviet republic, when she was a child, and her parents worked as teachers. She studied journalism at the University of Minsk between 1967 and 1972. She published her…

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