Putin Probably Not Going to Win Nobel Peace Prize

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a Cabinet meeting in his Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, on February 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ RIA-NOVOSTI/ POOL/ MIKHAIL METZEL        (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL METZEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: MIKHAIL METZEL/2014 AFP

Although he was nominated. "Part of the purpose of the committee's first meeting is to take into account recent events, and committee members try to anticipate what could be the potential developments in political hotspots," said Nobel Institute director Geir Lundestad after the group whittled down its short list today. The Russian president is likely studying Matthew McConaughey's acceptance speech anyway, just in case he beats the long odds.