From: Daily Mail
by WILLS ROBINSON
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
The former KGB agent has been recommended by an activist group because he ‘actively promotes settlement of all conflicts arising on the planet’.
His attempts to prevent a US air strike on Syria after suspected chemical weapons attacks on civilians was also given as a reason behind the recognition.
Despite being the main supplier of weapons to Bashar Al-Assad’s regime, fellow politicans have rushed to his defense, with one claiming he is ‘more worthy’ than Barack Obama.
Activist group The International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World put his name forward but made no mention of the violent campaigns he waged against the separatists in Chechnya or the war in Georgia.
The letter of recommedationn read: ‘Being the leader of one of the leading nations of the world, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin makes efforts to maintain peace and tranquillity not only on the territory of his own country but also actively promotes settlement of all conflicts arising on the planet’ The New York Times reported.
Russian singer and MP Iosif Kobzon, backed the nomination comparing his actions to that of the US President, who won the same prize in 2009.
He told Interfax news agency: ‘Barack Obama is the man who has initiated and approved the United States’ aggressive actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.