Putin in running for year’s Nobel Peace Prize

AFP-JIJI

Russian President Vladimir Putin is among a record 278 nominees for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Institute announced Tuesday.

Putin is thought to have been proposed by Russian figures in October. He is credited with averting a U.S. attack against Syria by suggesting Damascus’ chemical weapons could be placed under international control.

Given the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, Putin’s chances of landing the prize would appear to be limited.

  • Jeffrey

    This was lifted from The Onion, right?