Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov was nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize “for his outstanding contribution to the establishment and maintenance of lasting peace in the historically difficult Chechen territory over the past 15 years.
On March 31, Vyacheslav Tyutyunnik, President of the International Information Nobel Center (IINC), confirmed this information to the Grozny news agency and added that it is possible that representatives of Norway have sent an application to the Nobel Committee.
“Ramzan Kadyrov was nominated for the international peace prize last year as well, the award itself was established by the Institute of Peace and Development,” the material notes.
Last year, members of the organization noted Kadyrov’s special contribution to the development of international relations, humanitarian and educational programs, as well as interfaith relations.
The Nobel Peace Prize is an annual award, which is presented by the Nobel Committee in Oslo to individuals and organizations, which in the opinion of the committee made an outstanding contribution to the strengthening of peace. It has been awarded since 1901.
In 2017, Ramzan Kadyrov received the N.N. Blokhin Gold Medal from the republic’s health minister for his services to the development of medicine in the republic.
In 2019, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko presented Kadyrov with the Order of Friendship of Peoples, calling him a brother and confessing his warm feelings for Caucasians.
The press service of the Belarusian leader explained that Kadyrov was awarded for his significant personal contribution to the strengthening of friendly relations and comprehensive cooperation between Belarus and the Chechen Republic.