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    Putin's 2015 Annual Year-End Press Conference (41)
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin called Joseph Blatter "very respected man" and said that Blatter should be given the Nobel Peace Prize.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Suspended FIFA President Joseph Blatter deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for his contribution in the humanitarian sphere, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

    "As for Joseph Blatter, he is a very respected man. He has done a lot for the development of international football. You know, his contribution in the humanitarian sphere in the world is enormous. He always used or tried using football not just as a sport, but as an element of cooperation between countries and peoples. This is who should be given the Nobel Peace Prize," Putin said at an annual press conference.

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    Putin's 2015 Annual Year-End Press Conference (41)

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