From Echo Moskvy:
Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by British Lord Peter Truscott, famous for his biography of the Russian president, but also for being involved in corruption trials
As Sky News reported, in 2009, he was suspended from the upper house of parliament until the end of the session by unanimous vote as he had been found guilty of being prepared to work in the interests of lobbyists and introduce their modifications to laws. Another peer was suspended at the same time, Thomas Taylor, and the Sunday Times newspaper noted that this was the first such punishment in the last 350 years. Today, Lord Truscott suggested Putin for the Nobel Prize because his initiative saved thousands of lives and avoided conflict in Syria.
Comments from Echo Moskvy:
Corruptioneers of the world unite!!!
[Note: deliberately reminiscent of Lenin’s “Proletariats of the world, unite!”]
dana24092005: (responding to above)
Yeah, exactly, unite all the corruptioneers and send them to a desert island.
You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours
Whoa, what’s this!?? Guys, the Syrian affair is over! Our hero has his reward.
They’ve got a lot in common. Kindred spirits.
Looks like VVP‘s Nobel Prize will be more expensive for us than the Olympics.
Of course! Birds of a feather…
Looks like the Lord learned his lessons from the object of his musings
Our crooks are singing with the Brits now…
No decent person would nominate Putin for any prestigious prize.
Great PR for the Kremlin