Russian President Vladimir Putin nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
News said the head of the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Geir Lundestad.
Note at this year's prize claims record number of applicants. In the coveted list - 278 politicians, public figures and organizations, including Edward Snowden and Pope Francis.
Winner's name we do not learn very quickly - Nobel Committee announces the laureate of the world in mid-October.
In late October, Vladimir Putin headed the list of most influential people in the world by the U.S. magazine Forbes, ahead of Barack Obama. Moreover, the British newspaper The Times called the Russian president man of the year 2013. The publication drew attention to the Russian Federation's position on Syria policy toward Ukraine and relationships with the opposition inside the country.
In 2009, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to U.S. President Barack Obama.