Nobel Prize Winner backs idea of benefits for those who survived 90s in Russia

Nobel Prize Winner backs idea of benefits for those who survived 90s in Russia
Footage from Dead Man’s Bluff (Zhmurki) Photo: STV

Member of the State Duma had earlier suggested to give benefits to the “victims of Perestroika.”

Belarus writer and 2015 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature Svetlana Aleksievich has favoured introducing benefits for the “victims of Perestroika” (a political movement for reformation in the Soviet Union during the 1980s) and citizens who survived 1990s in Russia.

“I know a lot about the 1990s. I have a book about it - Second hand time. All those years and severities are well described there. That’s why I believe it’d be nice if the government helped the people who survived those hard times,” the litterateur told Ura.ru.

Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on Education and Science and representative of the LDPR party Boris Chernyshov had earlier suggested to categorize the “victims of Perestroika” and give benefits to these people.

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