MOSCOW, April 1 – RIA Novosti. The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, the Grozny State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company reported with reference to the President of the International Nobel Information Center (INC) Vyacheslav Tyutyunnik.
Kadyrov may receive the award for “outstanding contribution to the establishment and maintenance of a reliable peace in a historically difficult region over the past 15 years.”
According to Tyutyunnik, representatives of Norway could have submitted an application to the Nobel Committee.
The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded annually in Oslo since 1901. According to the statute of the Nobel Foundation, candidates can be nominated by members of national parliaments and governments of different countries or international courts, university rectors, current and former members and advisers of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.