Putin's nomination for Nobel Peace Prize proves Russia's global role - official

The nomination of Vladimir Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize is the global community's appreciation of the steps made by the Russian president to preserve stability and fairness in international relations, senior members in the ruling United Russia part said.

The nomination of Vladimir Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize is the global community's appreciation of the steps made by the Russian president to preserve stability and fairness in international relations, senior members in the ruling United Russia part said.

"The nomination of Vladimir Vladimirovich for the Nobel Prize is a response to all those among global community who have peremptorily been forcing their critical views of Russia," United Russia General Council Secretary and State Duma Deputy Speaker Sergei Neverov told reporters on Wednesday.

This also confirms the role Russia is playing on the global arena today, he said.

Putin's foreign policy is based on the principle of defending a fair world order and civilian rights, Neverov said. "This is confirmed by his positions in situations similar to Syria's," the politician said.

Putin has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, head of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Geir Lundestad said on Wednesday. This year the prize has hit a record number of 278 contenders, including Edward Snowden.

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