Vladimir Putin, dictator of the mafia state called Russia, did (fortunately) not get the Nobel Peace Prize, but his humble servant, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church was quick to give him a consolation prize:
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church on Monday awarded Vladimir Putin with a prize in recognition of the president’s policies intended to make Russia a leading world power.
The award was established this year by the World Russian People’s Council, a public organization under the aegis of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, who chairs the council, said the prize was to honor Putin’s efforts to turn Russia into “a powerful and strong country that has self-respect and is respected by others.”
Patriarch Kirill, who has called Putin's long rule a "miracle of God", backed Putin in last year's presidential election.