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Now Vladimir Putin is nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize!

• by Jack Newman

Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the second time for the prestigious prize 

Lawmakers, professors and academic groups can submit nominations

A five-strong committee then submit a shortlist before announcing winner  

The prize money for the award has been raised by one million Swedish krona

Alfred Nobel left money to fund the prizes which have been running since 1901 

Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The leader was put forward by a group of Russian writers led by Sergey Komkov, according to Russian news agency TASS.

They submitted the application in Oslo on September 10, putting him alongside Donald Trump in the list of potential candidates for the prestigious award.

A presidential spokesman said Putin, who was also nominated in 2013, was not put forward by the Kremlin. 

The favourite to win this year's Peace Prize is the World Health Organisation, with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Greta Thunberg also fancied.