- The Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko does not mind that the 67 -year-old kerverse winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature , Svetlana Alexijevitsj , in the past has been critical of his rule. On the contrary, Lukashenko refused to Friday from pleased about the award of the literary prize for his compatriot .
Alexijevitsj, who lives in Minsk, won the prize Thursday for its description of the harshness of life in the Soviet Union. She warned in the past not critical to flushing on the authoritarian rule of Lukashenko, who has been in power since 1994. I'm happy for her, because she is a citizen of Belarus, quoted the official BelTA news agency Lukashenko during a visit to a nuclear power plant. It is good for a person to take a position. Perhaps it is in opposition. That is its form, its style. I have nothing against her, the president said.
The conciliatory remarks Lukashenko come two days before the presidential elections in Belarus, where he is a candidate for fifth termijn.In her first public comments after winning the Nobel Prize, Alexijevitsj said they will not vote in the elections on Sunday, because we know who will win. Loekasjenko, which has been described as the last and only dictator in Europe, keeps tight control on the media in his country. None of the three candidates who compete Sunday against him, constitute a serious challenge to his rule.