vladimir_putinAccording to reports, Russian president Vladimir Putin has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, despite Russia’s role as the main supplier of weapons to Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

His name has been put forward by an advocacy group, International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World.

Putin was nominated for Nobel Peace Prize due to his efforts to prevent a US airstrike on the Syrian regime following a chemical gas attack in August.

The group did not mentioned his ruthless and violent campaign against the separatists in Chechnya or the war he waged on Georgia. The advocacy group in its leter to the committee said, “Being the leader of one of the leading nations of the world, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin makes efforts to maintain peace and tranquillity not only on the territory of his own country but also actively promotes settlement of all conflicts arising on the planet.”

Putin is also supported by Russian MP Losif Kobzon to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, claiming thhat Putin is a more worthy recipient than Barack Obama.

He told Interfax news agency: “Barack Obama is the man who has initiated and approved the United States’ aggressive actions in Iraq and Afghanistan – now he is preparing for an invasion into Syria. He bears this title nevertheless.

Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced next October. The Nobel committee has approved the International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World to peace prize nominations.