Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, the Russian state information company TASS reported Thursday. Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov instructed reporters that the nomination didn’t come from the Kremlin.
In line with TASS, a gaggle of Russian public figures led by author Sergey Komkov submitted the nomination, which was despatched to Oslo on September 10.
“If this determination is made” — to award Putin the prize — “nice, if not, it is no downside as properly,” Peskov mentioned.
The nomination comes as certainly one of Putin’s most outstanding critics, opposition chief Alexei Navalny, is poisoned with Novichok, a toxin that has towards different opponents of the regime. The Kremlin has flatly rejected the declare that Navalny was poisoned in Russia.with a Soviet-era nerve agent. Unbiased laboratories in Germany, France and Sweden have confirmed that he was
President Trump has additionally beenfor the Nobel Peace Prize this yr. His nomination was submitted by a Norwegian lawmaker, who nominated him in 2018 as properly.
Final week, Presidents Trump and Putin have been amongst these “honored” with the Ig Nobel Prize for Medical Schooling — a tongue-in-cheek award bestowed on them and different world leaders “for utilizing the Covid-19 viral pandemic to show the world that politicians can have a extra fast impact on life and loss of life than scientists and docs can.”
AFP contributed to this report.