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Head of the State Duma Viačeslav Volodin spoke in favor mechanism for the abolition of the Nobel Peace Prize on special occasions.
“When people talk about the Nobel Prize in the basic sciences, there are no questions. It is clear why they are granted, & # 39; & # 39; the politician noted on his Telegram channel, adding that there was no such clarity and no evaluation criteria for the Peace Prize.
Volodin cited Mikhail Gorbachev as an example who received the Nobel Prize, the Peace Prize, but whose government, according to politics, led & nbsp; to the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century – the collapse of the USSR.
He also recalled the head of government of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, who received the Peace Prize in 1991 and was accused by the UN in 2018 of genocide against the Muslim Rohingya people.
Volodin's award to former US President Barack Obama is also called premature.
According to a spokesman for the State Duma, the Nobel Peace Prize is discredited by these decisions and perhaps its credibility to be able to return the introduction of an appeal procedure if the facts about the crimes are revealed.
Recall that & nbsp; The Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 was awarded to Filipino journalist Maria Ressova and Russian journalist and editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta Dmitry Muratov.