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OSLO, March 5. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Geir Lundestad reported this on Wednesday.
This year, a record number of nominees will contend for the Nobel Peace Prize. In the list are 278 politicians, public activists and organizations, including Edward Snowden and Pope Francis. The Nobel Committee will announce the winner in mid-October.Vladimir Putin as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.
However, Nobel Peace Prize 2013 has been awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). All in all, there were 259 candidates for this award in 2013. Among other candidates were Denis Mukwege, a Kongolese gynecologist that saved lives of thousands of women that were raped and tortured during the civil war in the country; Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai that was shot in the head by Talibani militants when she was 14; ex-NSA employee Edward Snowden; U.S. soldier Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Nobel Peace Prize is one of five awards established by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel, the other being Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and Literature. The Norwegian Nobel Committee is responsible for awarding the Peace Prize; its five members are elected by the Norwegian Parliament.
Laureates can include individuals and organizations. According to Nobel’s will, the prize shall be awarded to the person who "shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses."
Nominators can be:
Nominations must be submitted by February 1 of the year the prize is awarded.