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Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya speaks at the Sakharov Prize ceremony in the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, December 16, 2020 / Reuters

Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Such an initiative was taken by Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda, BNS news agency writes. 

The winner will be known only in October 2021, but it was necessary to submit the nomination before January 31. Parliamentarians, government officials, university professors, previous laureates, members of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Committee and others can do so.

"This is an incredible honor, and I am grateful to Lithuania for all the support it gives to Belarusians. Because the nomination is not my merit, it is the merit of all the people of Belarus, whose peaceful protest is admired by millions of people in different countries," Svyatlana reacted to the news.

In 2015, Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.