Putin Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

by Andrew Johnson

Vladimir Putin could soon join President Obama on the list of questionable Nobel Peace Prize recipients.

The International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World, a Russian advocacy group, nominated the Russian president for his “efforts to maintain peace and tranquility not only on the territory of his own country but also actively promotes settlement of all conflicts arising on the planet.” The group has been approved for nominating individuals for the Nobel Peace Prize.

A Russian MP said he believes that Putin is more deserving of the prize than Obama, who received it in 2009, based on Putin’s handling of the Syrian conflict: “Our president, who tries to stop the bloodshed and who tries to help the conflict situation with political dialogue, is more worthy of this high title.”

The Nobel Committee will announce this year’s winner on October 11.

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