But after the article in the Spanish “EL PAÍS”, where Aleksiyevich’s communication with the Spanish journalists, whom she invited to her home in Minsk, is described, suddenly came to mind stories about some of our heroes. They did not know the fear on the war fronts, but in the post-war period they broke down, broke down as individuals for various reasons. On the other options just do not want to think.
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This time, the Nobel Prize for Literature has nothing to do with the catastrophes described earlier in her books, neither to World War II, nor to the Soviet military experience in Afghanistan, nor to the Chernobyl accident or the collapse of the USSR. She is worried about Russia. She already sees what is happening with the Russian people. “Now you can expect anything,” says Svetlana. “Five or six years ago, when I spoke about Russian nationalism, nobody believed me. Nevertheless, we have several Russian ... Putin's third term pulled us out of the romanticism of 90's. The country has changed, deceived the people. Now orient it in the right direction. I mean anti-Western militarism. When I was in Russia in search of material for my last book, I saw deceived and aggressive people, which could lead to a bad end. But no one expected the return of the Soviet era, which captures a country that has already tried to start a new life. Previously, the ultimate goal was to preserve the empire, but I don’t know what the logic and motives of what is happening now, ”she says about Russian foreign policy, not hiding concerns about the need to turn this machine back as soon as possible. “In the nineties, we asked for freedom, and people were silent. The country was not ready for change. Violence, moral degradation came, and when Putin suddenly pressed the most primitive button, the people began to speak, and when he spoke, we were all afraid, ”she says. (Note: here is a quote, not a translation error).
Further short reference from “EL PAÍS”: Svetlana Alexievich was born in Ukraine. She is the daughter of the Soviet military. When my father left the army, the family settled in Belarus. Her book "The Voices of Chernobyl" was published by the Spanish publishing house Debolsillo. The latest book, The End of the Homo Sovieticus, will be published at the beginning of 2016.
Well, finally, the reason for the award was clarified. She is worried about Russia. And Aleksievich freely comes to the place where she cares so much, to collect the necessary materials. For some reason, the “Soviet” regime does not interfere. How well she knows Russian life, the mood and aspirations of the working people. (Sorry for the Soviet style.) As a true prophet, he warns about something terrible that will certainly happen soon if Putin’s machine is not turned back.
How well chosen moment! About Ukraine already began to forget somehow. European interest has cooled. And then please: Belarus is in development. The newly-minted Nobel laureate is seriously worried about Russia captured by the Soviet era. At the same time, for some reason, I recall fantastic films with the landing on Earth of bloodthirsty aliens. Otherwise, how could this most evil era be able to seize Russia?
Lukashenko, who won the presidential election for the fifth time, is openly moving toward a rapprochement with the European Union and the United States. It seems that from Russia he wants to fuck as much as possible. And this does not show any originality. This is exactly what Yanukovych did when he declared that it was necessary to extract the maximum benefit from the geographical position of Ukraine, because it is between Europe and Russia. Maybe they still have the wrong rake, they do not give the desired effect. Where is now a lover of convergence by the name of Yanukovych, whose life was saved by Putin?
Sad feeling arises when leaders of countries do not learn lessons. Probably, they did not study well at school and were not used to doing work on mistakes.
It seems that bears are also found in Belarusian forests. Of these, you can make a lot of stuffed animals. Then hang on the wall, and when their mole eats, then you can throw out. This is not a problem, is it?