01:38 GMT01 November 2020
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    The application for the nomination of Russian President Vladimir Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize was received by the Nobel Committee in Oslo on 10 September, after which the American side nominated US President Donald Trump, according to academician and writer Sergei Komkov,, who sent an appeal to nominate the Russian leader.

    Russian writer Sergey Komkov said he had sent a proposal to the Nobel Committee, nominating Putin for the 2021 Peace Prize.

    "It was sent on 9 September, and on 10 September, the Nobel Committee headquarters in Oslo received it," Komkov told a press conference.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on Thursday on the proposal to nominate Russian President Vladimir Putin for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, noting it would be fine if the president was nominated, but a failure would certainly not be seen as a problem.

    "You know that absolutely different people are being nominated for this prize. These are initiatives of those putting forward relevant proposals. In this case, of the writer that you mentioned. There is a certain procedure of considering nominees. If such a decision is made, it will be great, if it is not, it will not be a problem. It is hard to say anything else," Peskov told reporters.

    The Nobel Peace Prize is an award given annually by the Oslo Nobel Committee to individuals and organisations that have made, in the opinion of the committee, outstanding contributions to peace. It has been awarded since 1901.

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