Moscow, Oct 2: The Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, reports said on Wednesday.
According to a report, Putin's name for the prestigious prize may have been considered for his "peace-maker" role in averting the possible US military strikes on Syria after their were reports of chemical weapons used on innocent citizens of the war-torn country.
"The Russian group International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation sent the official letter containing President's nomination to the Nobel Prize Committee on September 16", head of the organisation Georgy Trapeznikov said.
The Russian leader's timely intervention played a major role in stopping the US from launching military strikes on Syria.
Hailing Putin's endeavour in opposing military intervention in Syria, the group stated that Putin was a man who favoured peaceful diplomatic solutions.
The group, which has some of Russian government officials as its members, said that Putin was better suited for the peace prize as compared to US President Barack Obama who in spite of winning 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, continued leading military operations including drone strikes.
Putin played a peace-maker" role in averting the US strikes on Syria.
Speaking at a news conference, Russiam lawmaker Losif Kobzon said, "I think our president, who is trying to stop the bloodshed, who is trying to help to resolve this conflict situation through a political dialogue, through diplomatic language, deserves this title more."
"Barack Obama has the title of Nobel Prize winner - the man who initiated and approved such aggressive actions on the part of the United States of America as in Iraq, Afghanistan, some others, and now is preparing for invasion of Syria," he added.
Besides his diplomacy on Syria, Putin's nomination was also prompted by the fact that the Russian President had played a key role in peacekeeping processes in many regions inside the Russian Federation, the group's head Trapeznikov added.