The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, TOPNEWS reports with reference to the head of the republican Ministry of Information and Press Akhmed Dudayev.
According to the minister, Kadyrov was nominated for the award “for his services in establishing and maintaining peace on the territory of the Chechen Republic.”
At the same time, Dudayev did not say who nominated the head of the republic for the Nobel Prize, since this information is confidential.
The fact of nomination was also confirmed by the President of the International Nobel Information Center (INC) Vyacheslav Tyutyunnik. According to him, in accordance with the rules of the Nobel committees, all nominations have been kept secret for 50 years, information about Kadyrov’s nomination “passed through a private path.”
“Speaking not literally, but in general terms: [Kadyrov has been nominated for the prize] for his outstanding contribution to the establishment of peace in Chechnya in the last 15-20 years, in a region where there were former wars,” Tyutyunnik said.
Earlier it was reported that Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda nominated the former presidential candidate of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovskaya for the Nobel Peace Prize.