Russian President Vladimir Putin was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. This became known on September 24.
Writer Sergei Komkov sent an application to the Nobel Committee.
“The process after my application to the Nobel Committee has already started! And no one can stop it anymore,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
The application was submitted on September 10, reports the Federal News Agency. Komkov asks to reward the Russian president for providing humanitarian assistance to 27 countries in the fight against coronavirus and the amendment of the Constitution of Russia.
“We will have to ensure such an active and mass movement of people around the world in support of our president that members of the Nobel Committee have no option but to award this prize to our president Vladimir Putin,” Komkov said. In his opinion, this will be a test of civic engagement and maturity for the Nobel Peace Committee.
Komkov also sent an application for Putin’s nomination for a prize for settlement in Syria in 2013. At that time, the candidacy was rejected.
Earlier in September, Swedish Riksdag (Parliament) MP Magnus Jacobsson had nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, as well as the Serbian government and self-proclaimed Kosovo for their joint work for peace and economic development under a cooperation agreement signed at the White House.
Two days earlier Trump’s candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize was nominated by Norwegian Progress Party MP Christian Tibring-Gedde for his efforts to resolve longstanding world conflicts.