Russian President Vladimir Putin was included in the list of nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize 2021. The corresponding decision of the Nobel Committee was announced on May 13 by Academician, writer Sergei Komkov, who nominated the Russian leader for the prize.
“I received (a letter – Ed.), they replied that ‘Your candidate is included in the list,'” he said .
Komkov added that the total number of candidates for the prize this year is still being specified, but the preliminary number of nominees is 286.
The writer recalled that Putin has already been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, then 278 candidates were nominated.
Komkov sent the corresponding application to the Nobel Committee in September 2020. He asked to award the Russian president for providing humanitarian aid to 27 countries in the fight against the coronavirus and for introducing an amendment on God into the Russian Constitution.
In 2013, Komkov also sent an application to nominate the Russian president for a peace prize for resolving the situation in Syria. Then the nomination was rejected.