On some strange, other-worldly plane, a group of people think President Putin is making the world a better place for someone.
Yesterday in Russia, based on his work in getting Syria to give up its chemical weapons stockpile, Members of the International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World nominated President Vladimir Putin for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
While the Russian president has played a large role in what may solve chemical weapons use in Syria, Putin is hardly an “angel” in terms of humanity and peace.
From the Advocate:
As the New York Times reports, however, Putin has been involved in other nefarious acts, including waging war against Chechen people, approving an attack against Georgia over a border dispute, and continuing to allegedly sell weapons to the Syrian government.
He also has approved multiple antigay laws across Russia this year, garnering international attention. The laws condemn so-called LGBT propaganda, and bar foreign and Russian same-sex couples from adopting Russian children.