Nobel week starts: Zelenskaya may be among the nominees


Nobel week starts: nominees may include and Zelenskaya

This week we will find out the winners of the Nobel Prize in 2022. The award will traditionally be given to the best minds for achievements in science, culture and the public sphere. Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky also has a chance to receive the award.

And although the names of the nominees are forbidden to be disclosed, bookmakers say that the President of Ukraine will not be left without an award.

Zelensky may win the Nobel Prize

Against the background of full-scale Russian aggression against Ukraine, President Zelensky and the entire Ukrainian people offered to nominate a peace prize. In March, European politicians asked the Nobel Committee to extend the registration deadline, which expired on January 31, in order to introduce new candidates.< /p>

Although according to the charter of the award, the names of the nominees are not officially announced, bookmakers accept bets on its likely contenders. The leading positions in the lists of bookmakers are occupied by:

  • Vladimir Zelensky,
  • The Kyiv Independent.

What they say about this in the Presidential Office

According to Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the Presidential Office, the award will mean that Zelensky “took full responsibility at the most dangerous moment”.

It will also be a prize for the Ukrainian people, who today pay a high price for the right to live without war,” Podolyak said.

What is known about other Nobel Prize candidates peace awards

What is known about other Nobel Peace Prize candidates The Nobel Committee reports that in 2022 there are 343 candidates nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, of which 251 are individuals and 92 organizations. Among the likely candidates:

  • oppositionists of the ruling regimes of Russia and Belarus – Aleksey Navalny and Svetlana Tikhanovskaya;
  • International Court of Justice in The Hague;
  • fighter against religious extremism Harsh Mander;
  • Ilham Tohti, activist to end the repression of China's Uyghur population; Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders Agnes Chow Ting and Nathan Low Kwun-chung;
  • Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) and Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and strategies (CANVAS).

What is known about the date of the Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize winners are traditionally announced in early October. This year, the names of the winners in 6 categories will be announced:

  • Physiology or Medicine – October 3 at 11.30 CET;
  • Physics – October 4 at 11:45 AM;
  • Chemistry – October 5 at 11:45 AM;
  • Literature – October 6 at 1:00 PM;
  • Peace Prize – 7 October at 11.00;
  • Economics – October 10 at 11.45.

After a two-year break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the awards ceremony will take place December 10 in the capital of Sweden . The Nobel Foundation will invite the 2022, 2021 and 2020 laureates. An official ceremony is planned at the Stockholm Concert Hall and a feast at the City Hall. The winner in each category will receive a Nobel medal and a diploma, as well as a monetary reward.

Curious! The Peace Prize is awarded separately in Norway. The head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee awards the laureate in the Oslo City Hall.

Recall that earlier the editor-in-chief of the Russian “Novaya Gazeta” Dmitry Muratov sold his Nobel Peace Prize medal for 103.5 million dollars. Muratov said the proceeds would go to UNICEF to help Ukrainian refugee children.

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