Russia’s President Vladimir Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize in midst of Crimea controversy
By Staff Writer
(INTELLIHUB) — It was reported Wednesday, that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Putin is apparently among 278 other public figures who are competing for the prize. Sources cited President Putin’s role in the Syrian crisis as the reason for his nomination.
Months ago, the world was on the brink of war due to the conflict in Syria, where Assad and the west were at odds over a civil war that was developing. Putin did actually play a role in calming down that crisis, although the area is still a powder keg.
Now, a similar situation has developed on Putin’s borders, and he is being far more aggressive. To be fair though, the United States would likely have an even harsher reaction if something like this happened on their borders, or even halfway around the world for that matter.
The recent events in Ukraine could affect Putin’s chances of getting the Nobel Peace Prize.
“Part of the purpose of the committee’s first meeting is to take into account recent events, and committee members try to anticipate what could be the potential developments in political hotspots,” Geir Lundestad, the Norwegian Nobel Institute’s director said.
Edward Snowden is also Nominated for the Peace Prize this year.