Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Russian President Vladimir Putin was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021. Writer Sergei Komkov sent an application to the Oslo-based Nobel Committee on September 9, writes "RIA News".
“This is my fourth nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. It was sent on September 9 this year, and on September 10 this application was received by the Nobel Peace Committee in Oslo, to the headquarters of the Nobel Committee, "Komkov said at a press conference" On the nomination of Russian President Vladimir Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021 year ”.
According to the academician, he closely followed the registered letter.
“At 15:07 local time, this certified letter was received in Oslo <…> and signed by one of the secretaries of the Nobel Committee. After this application, a literally furious reaction from the American side began. Already in the late afternoon, after 16 pm local time, the American representative in Oslo, <...> having quickly written an application almost by hand, immediately submitted an application for nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize - don’t get it, about some kind of settlement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel of some kind of conflict situation - Trump, ”the writer noted.
Komkov said that accepting applications for nominations begins in September and ends in October. Until March, the committee will consider them, and in March-April, everyone who sent their proposals will be sent letters notifying that the application has been accepted, considered and registered.
The Literaturnaya Gazeta website contains information about a writer named Sergei Komkov. It is indicated that he is the author of the books "Kremlyudi", "Quiet Backwater: Okhotny Ryad, Building 1", "Wahhabit", "Fool's Day".
According to Interfax, the Kremlin is indifferent to whether Putin will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize or not.
“If the decision is made, great. If it will not be accepted, it’s also okay, ”Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the head of state, told reporters how the Kremlin views Putin’s nomination for this award.
“You know that completely different people are nominated for this award. And this is the initiative of those who come up with such a proposal. There are certain procedures for considering nominees, ”Peskov explained.
The Peace Prize is one of five bequeathed at the end of the XNUMXth century by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. It is awarded to a person or organization for outstanding contributions to peace.
In 2013, Putin was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by State Duma Deputy Joseph Kobzon and the International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples. Putin, in their opinion, deserves this award for "active participation in resolving the Syrian conflict and trying to stop the US military invasion of Syria," writes "Jellyfish".
Since 2020, the size of the Nobel Prize in each category has been increased by $ 110 to $ 1,1 million. Laureates will begin to be announced on October 5, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no traditional awards ceremony in 2020.
The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. The award was given to him for the resolution of the border conflict with Eritrea.
As ForumDaily wrote earlier:
- September 9 US President Donald Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for helping to conclude a peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
- On September 17, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is now undergoing treatment after being poisoned by Novichok, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021 professors of several universities involved in Russian research.
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