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Vladimir Putin Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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The Russian head of state was named as a candidate for the award by Russian writer Sergey Komkov.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to local media reports.

The request to recognize the president was made on September 10 by a group of Russian writers led by Sergey Komkov, TASS reported. As yet, the reason for the nomination has not been given.

Presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters Thursday: “You all know that completely different people are nominated for this award, this is an initiative of those submitting the nomination.”

“If the decision is made (about awarding the prize)—great, if not, that’s okay too,” Peskov added.

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