At a press conference in Minsk, Alexievich said that her work is the product of many influences, and spoke about her connections to Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian culture.
Alexievich was "like a confessor," who provided answers to people facing existential questions over the war in Afghanistan, the Chornobyl disaster, and the collapse of the Soviet Union, says RFE/RL Service Director Alexander Lukashuk, who published many of her books.
The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that Russia should be treated properly, as an equal.
Brussels is set to suspend sanctions on as many as 140 Belarusians, including President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, if there is no political crackdown during the October 11 presidential election.
In an effort to combat corruption, the Ukrainian Parliament passed a bill providing public funding for political parties, according to which a taxpayer will pay about $0.04 per month to finance their political activities. (In Ukrainian)
The International Criminal Court has received a request to investigate the conflict, which, if accepted, would be the first such ICC case outside Africa and the first time that Russia would be called to the ICC as a defendant. (Current Time TV)
A monument to slain political opposition leader Boris Nemtsov will be unveiled at his grave site in Moscow's Troyekurovsky cemetery on October 9 to mark what would have been his 56th birthday.
RFE/RL has surveyed Russia’s popular social networking site VKontake to assess efforts to recruit volunteers to fight in Syria.
Planned for December 6, the referendum could change the country’s constitution to create a parliamentary republic.